Sydney court overturns conviction for gay American's murder

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An appeals court has overturned the conviction a man who temporarily admitted murdering an American who fell to his death in 1988 from a Sydney cliff top that was known as a gay meeting place. Scott White was sentenced in May to 12 years and seven months in prison for the murder of 27-year-old mathematician Scott Johnson.
18 days ago·Sydney, Australia

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Scott Johnson: conviction for murder of gay US student in Sydney quashed

Mathematician Scott Johnson's body was found a the base of cliffs in Sydney in 1988.

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Man jailed for 1988 cliff murder of Scott Johnson has conviction set aside after withdrawn guilty plea

Scott Phillip White long denied murdering the American mathematician and said his pre-trial plea was untrueGet our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcastA man behind bars for murdering a mathematician found at the bottom of cliffs at Manly in 1988 will likely face trial after a court allowed him to reverse a surprise guilty plea.Scott Phillip White had long denied murdering Scott Johnson, only to say “guilty, I am guil…

18 days ago·London, United Kingdom
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Sydney murder conviction for gay American's death overturned

An appeals court has overturned the conviction of a man who temporarily admitted murdering an American who fell from a Sydney cliff top that was known as a gay meeting

18 days ago·United States
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Sydney court overturns conviction for gay American's murder

An appeals court has overturned the conviction a man who temporarily admitted murdering an American who fell to his death in 1988 from a Sydney cliff top that was known as a gay meeting place

18 days ago·United States
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Scott Johnson’s family ‘devastated’ after murder conviction quashed

Steve Johnson says his family are “more than ready” for what lies ahead, after the man who pleaded guilty to his brother’s murder had his conviction set aside.

18 days ago·Sydney, Australia
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Sydney murder conviction for gay American's death overturned

An appeals court has overturned the conviction of a man who temporarily admitted murdering an American who fell from a Sydney cliff top that was known as a gay meeting place

18 days ago·Washington, United States
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