Kōrero: Violent crime

The fate of Arthur Thomas (1 o 2)

Book cover with The fate of Arthur Thomas in red text and a picture of a bullet casing

Journalist Pat Booth's book, The fate of Arthur Thomas: trial by ambush, focused on miscarriages of justice associated with the evidence presented at Arthur Allan Thomas's trial. Booth argued that a cartridge case, fired from Thomas's gun and found at the murder scene, had been planted by the police team investigating the case and had no connection to the bullets used to kill Thomas's neighbours, Jeanette and Harvey Crewe. The publication in 1975 of this book, which brought together material Booth had accumulated while covering the trial, was a key element of the campaign to challenge Thomas’s conviction for the double murder.

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Te Ara – The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
Reference: Pat Booth, The fate of Arthur Thomas: trial by ambush. Auckland: South Pacific, 1975.

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Courtesy of Pat Booth

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Greg Newbold, 'Violent crime - Controversial murder trials since 1940', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/document/26498/the-fate-of-arthur-thomas (accessed 25 July 2024)

He kōrero nā Greg Newbold, i tāngia i te 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 3 May 2024 me te āwhina o Greg Newbold