I really am looking forward to George Skelly's new book about the Cranbourne road murder. His "Cameo Conspiracy" was a fine book and completely captured my imagination. He is a fine author and the Cameo book is now hard to find . There is actually one on the net for sale at £130 !
Apparently awards such as the Kings medal and the OBE cannot be stripped from a person posthumously as they no longer own the award when they die. That is straight from the Cabinet Office that awards them in the first place. I don't agree with it as many a headstone will have details of a persons awards and they will be remembered as to having received them and for the reasons why.
I'd heard of this case previously - although not in great detail. The parallels with the Cameo case are unreal. I cannot wait for GK's book to come out on this case, after which time these two young men will hopefully be pardoned.
Does anyone know when the book's due for release?
I'm only new to this forum. but nevertheless rHow do we know Devlin and Burns were innocent? Who says so? Where's the evidence? They were after all found guilty by a jury of 12 people.
Can anyone prove they were inniocent?
Where is Detective Andrews. He's the expert, isn't he?
Last I heard of him he was posing for the camera in Salisbury Road thinking it was Cranborne Road! Maybe he's still lost? Still waiting, by the way, for his and his mate Slemen's revelations about who done the murder and how they solved it!
I know a little about this - both men were in their 20s, and hanged for the murder of a middle aged woman in Liverpool. The Lead Police Officer on the case was our "friend" Herbert Balmer. There is apparently no forensic evidence that link the men to the victim. In fact there is evidence to suggest that both the men were in Bolton or Manchester committing a burgulary at the time the murder occurred. There is a lot of evidence which suggests the two young men are innocent. I haven't a view one way or another at this point in time - but if the Cameo Murders are anything to go on............need I say more!!
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[QUOTE=burkhilly;167253]I know a little about this - both men were in their 20s, and hanged for the murder of a middle aged woman in Liverpool. The Lead Police Officer on the case was our "friend" Herbert Balmer. There is apparently no forensic evidence that link the men to the victim. In fact there is evidence to suggest that both the men were in Bolton or Manchester committing a burgulary at the time the murder occurred. There is a lot of evidence which suggests the two young men are innocent. I haven't a view one way or another at this point in time - but if the Cameo Murders are anything to go on............need I say more!![/QUOTE]
Yes Burkhilly, but what and where is that evidence that you say suggests their innocence?
I don't have an opinion on this case because I know only very basic details. I was just briefly letting you know what I've read on the case. I know that George Skelly is currently writing a book on the case and believes that the two men were innocent. I shall wait and read George's book before I have an opinion on the case.
Well, if Skelly's on the case, we probably will find out what really happened, and discover that these two men, like Kelly and Connolly, were innocent.
After all, unlike Shortall in his book (who said Connolly was involved in the Cameo murder) , Skelly turned out to be right.
I wonder if there is a family waiting in the wings and rubbing their hands together in anticipation in this case too.
hi jane 2
perhaps you have also read the sites as i have, and think it all seem to be how right skelly is on everything, do our friends on these sites know that in order to write these books the author has to reasearch
hi jess am i right in thinking that authors of the books would also have spoken to family members. it seems that reading between the lines there must of been some kind of falling out with the kelly family and skelly, it would be interesting if any one knows if this is the case .
All I said was Skelly will probably find out the truth about Devlin & Burns innocence, like he discovered Kelly and Connolly's innocence in the Cameo case. And that, Shortall obviously didn't find out their innocence because in HIS book HE still maintained that Connolly was involved in the Cameo case. And that not only Skelly proved him wrong but also the Court of Appeal in 2003, when they clearedd K&C. As far as research is concerned, I believe Skelly spent years researching the Cameo case which included interviews with Kelly's relatives. Or at least that what was in the Echo a few weeks ago.
Interesting how Jane 2 and Jess are both new to the forum, both dont use capital letters for their usernames or in their post, and dont use questions marks after asking questions. Amazing!
Hi yes i am new to this site, but did not know i had to ask anyone for permission to quote or reply to anyone on it ? also did not know it was a education site? I HAVE READ ALL OF YOUR QUOTES ON kELLY CONNOLLY SITE,and you all seem to know everythink about there familys. I think you have all read the book :CAMEO CONSPIRACY: and quote your findings on this.Also it was not Skelly who cleared Kelly and Connolly it was the courts. Ialso would like to point out the quote the famous scouser made no 47, Dont tell me that Skelly done all that research for years published a book and now is doing a script for a film and not going to get anythink out of it.I wonder if he is waiting in the wings rubbing his hands together. AFTER ALL HE IS HE DETECTIVE AND EXPERT IN ALL THIS ISNT HE???.
No hes not going to get anythin(k) out of it at all. Yes he does know everythin(k) about the Cameo as he has lived and breathed it for 60 years as his brother was involved and was with George Kelly at the time he was supposed to be murdering people. The "Cameo conspiracy" told the truth and in his research, George Skelly and Lou Santangeli found the statement that ultimately cleared your relative. George Skelly IS the world renowned expert on the Cameo case in the absence of George Kelly and Charlie Connolly.
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There,s another mistake you have made, as i am not a family member of either of these men or have any conection with any of there family,s. just having my say like your self and others as you all seem to know so much about it.Or ave i hit a sore point and are you the detective and the expert in this case.?????
Nope, not me but I do have a huge interest in the case and particularly Balmer. So thats 1 mistake each.
I take an interest in the Cameo Murders.............and to a certain extent the Cranbourne Road murder.
The Cameo Murder needs to be discussed on that thread not this one. However, I too must defend George Skelly, because without his research and consequently the book, the Court of Appeal would never have quashed the convictions.
Harryboy If you look on this site and see that other members quote the case of KELLY and CONNOLLY. and if you looked at what yourself and others have quoted about the familys, as like myself dont know them , but to say the things you all do say. I think you should all be a shamed . i see that there is a close family member on this site and it mustbe very hurtfull to see they way you all call them . the family,s had the stigma of this for years and now have a lot of people calling them i think that is what is unfair. I WONDER WHEN SKELLYS NEW BOOK COMES AROUNDYOU WILL KNOW THAT FAMILY SO WELL TO CALL??????????????
Jane, I ask you again, why are people like you so ungracious and ungrateful?
If you are really concerned about injustice you should applaud people like George Skelly, who, rather than sitting on their backsides or gossiping in pubs, actually decide to do get up and do something about it How can you criticise a man like that, who is apparently currently trying to clear Devlin & Burns , who he feels were also wrongly convicted and hanged for murder 2 year after George Kelly?
As far as my comments go: I wasn't having a go at anyone's familiy. I was simply quoting what actually happened in the Court of Appeal, according to the official records. i.e. Kelly's daughter asking the Court - via her barrister - for her travelling expenses immediately after her father being cleared of a 50 year-old murder. I think most people would find that most unseemly to say the least. And I make no apologies for repeating my view that if it had been my father, for whom I had been (allegedly) campaigning for 50 years, I would gladly have WALKED all the way home to Liverpool!