"Corrupted Evidence" is an account of the wrongful conviction of Stefan Kiszko. He was an entirely innocent young man who, due to the abuse of police powers, perjury and legal incompetence, was found guilty of the brutal murder of an 11-year-old girl, Lesley Molseed. Michael O'Connell, an experienced criminal barrister, evocatively describes the events preceding Stefan's arrest, his questioning, trial and sentence. At each step he explains clearly how Stefan was wronged and why events should not have unfurled as they did. This riveting true-crime story of injustice will move, anger and inspire the reader in equal measure. Find out whether Stefan was eventually freed and if those who were guilty were ever brought to trial.
Michael O'Connell received his legal training in England and Ireland and practiced as a barrister between 1966 and 2006, specialising in criminal law. For 15 years he was honorary legal adviser to the Catholic Social Services for Prisoners (now the Bourne Trust), a charitable organisation that helps prisoners and their families. He also has a Master's Degree for his work in the arrest and detention powers of the Irish police.