31 July 2017

Wrongfully Convicted - Dr Bob Moles on Channel 7 Sunrise

Dr Bob Moles Channel 7 Sunrise 29 July 2017
We consider ourselves incredibly fortunate to have received support and professional assistance from South Australia's Dr Bob Moles. Bob works tirelessly for people who he believes have been wrongfully convicted  and continues to campaign for a much needed National Criminal Cases Review Commission to be established in Australia, similar to the Commision operating in UK. For more information about Dr Moles and and his team and the ordinary men and women, proven in fact to be extraordinary, who have suffered an unimaginable fate at the hands of a justice system that can only be described as anything but just.
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11 June 2017

Lingering Doubts - Henry Keogh's Letter

Henry Keogh on Sunday Night April 16, 2017

Henry Keogh Homepage on Dr Robert Moles' Netk website 

Researching and writing our grandfather's story has proven to be an iincredibly life enriching experience, due mainly to the extraordinary people we've met along the way. One of whom is Mr Henry Keogh, wrongfully convicted of the murder of a lady he loved and planned to spend the rest of his life with. Henry's conviction was based on flawed ''expert'' evidence. 
Imagine being wrongfully accused of murdering a loved one and then locked up and separated from your family for almost 20 years?
How someone survives this, we simply cannot imagine... 
 Henry Keogh wrote the insightful words below and we consider his first hand analysis of the justice system so vitally important we asked and were granted permission to publish Henry's letter. We do so with deep respect for Henry and his family. 
Many times we have described our grandfather's 1947 trial as an unfair contest resembling a stage play. How disheartening to think this culture could still exist in 1995.

Hi Deb, thank you for your kind & generous words when the subject is such a painful reminder of your family's own legal travesty. Regardless of the passing years, there seems very little if any progress has been or will be made in the criminal justice arena. And arena is the most fitting word because it's too often just a battle between giant egos & bloated arrogance & rarely even the sham of a search for truth. Having watched the doco on your grandfather, Faye filled me in on the sad & terrible details. And my heart goes out to him & all of you. It's awful & barely forgivable. But if WE are somehow to ever heal we have to find a way to let go of the anger & hate. That, is what I mean by forgiving. Not forgetting or giving the perpetrators a free pass but purposely deciding to no longer give them free rent in our head. Otherwise, our lives are all the poorer for it, we are dragged down to their level & I'm sure our ancestors would wish the better life for us than the one we can burden ourselves with. I wish you peace and rest in your heart. It's time. You deserve it. Bless you. Kind regards Henry

We too wish you peace and rest in your heart Henry,
 Thank you for allowing us to quote you, it is an absolute honour, 
Deb and Jan

20 March 2017

Lingering Doubts - 70 years ago - 20 March 1947

Thursday 20 March, 1947



Early in the morning on this day, our grandfather's body was discovered. He was 9 days into his life sentence. It was alleged he committed suicide by hanging himself with his belt which  apparently had been attached to the bars of his cell window.... despite the above news article which shows the bars above the door.
  On a piece of jail issued toilet paper Reg Brown declared his innocence.


To Whom it May Concern
I did not kill Bronia Mary Armstrong
(Signed) R.W.S. Brown

A question that immediately springs to mind is: would a prisoner, new to the ''lifer's'' block, be in possession of a pencil? 
 By some strange coincidence, on 20 March 1947, the same day Reg Brown's body was discovered, the Courier-Mail office received a letter from an unknown person confessing to Bronia Armstrong's murder. In keeping with the speed of the investigation and trial, (8 weeks from arrest to life sentence) Detective 'Stewie' Kerr instantly disregarded the handwritten confession letter.
During our research we were told by a very elderly and well respected former prison officer that police would sometimes arrive at Boggo Road Gaol during the night with the hope of entering a prisoner's cell. This particular gentleman said he never allowed it, but others had.
  No more anniversary posts will appear on this website. Our grandfather can hopefully rest in peace now after 70 years. So too Bronia Mary Armstrong.
Deb and Jan

11 January 2017

Brisbane's Arcade Murder - 70 Years On

Saturday 11 January, 1947
Seventy years ago today at approximately 8.30 in the morning 19 year-old Bronia Armstrong's body was discovered in a staff room at the BAFS Medical Institute, Wallace Bishop Arcade, Albert Street, Brisbane. 
  Queensland detectives, including Det. Frank Bischof, swiftly targeted Bronia's boss, Reg Brown, ruthlessly interrogating him for a full day without legal representation.  Despite his protestations of innocence the fifty-year-old accountant and BAFS Medical Institute Secretary was charged with wilful murder.
The historic ''Arcade Murder'' received much exposure in 2016 and as a consequence various aspects of the crime are currently undergoing further analysis. The joining of the dots continues and pictures are forming. 
Watch this space for the release of new and important evidence! .
Deb and Jan