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Title:
Unmaking a murder : the mysterious death of Anna-Jane Cheney
Author:
Archer, Graham. author.
ISBN:
9780143784050
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Publication Information:
North Sydney, NSW Penguin Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2017.

©2017
Physical Description:
xi, 353 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents:
Introduction -- Part 1 The verdict -- The Bull & Bear -- That night -- The autopsy -- The policies -- The women -- The first trial -- The verdict -- The second trial -- Part II Expert evidence -- From the mouth of babes -- No way out -- Friends and foes -- The bandwagon begins to roll -- First blood -- The fix -- Water torture -- Part III Taking it on -- Changing the deckchairs? Each-way bet -- Other troubles -- Rought justice -- Collateral purpose -- 'Doctored' -- The scales of justice -- Third time unlucky -- Here we go again -- Part IV Conspiracy theories? A change has to come -- behind bars -- An unexpected ally -- art V A white knight -- The smoking gun -- The legacy -- Two down -- Afterword -- Notes -- Acknowledgements.
Abstract:
An investigation into an intriguing murder case and an unprecedented account of how the decisions made by organs of government can be defended and mistakes covered up. Anna-Jane Cheney worked at the epicentre of the conservative Adelaide legal community. She was vivacious, popular and talented with an impeccable middle-class upbringing. The man she loved, Henry Vincent Keogh, was a divorced 39-year-old Irish migrant with three children. She died just six weeks before their wedding date. According to the prosecution Keogh had planned the drowning murder of Anna-Jane 18 months in advance. He had taken out five insurance policies amounting to $1.2 million over his fiancée’s life and forged her signature on them. Journalist Graham Archer became fascinated by the case. It wasn’t a matter of Henry Keogh’s guilt or innocence, but that a man could be sentenced to life in prison without him having received a fair trial. The story became an odyssey for Graham. Deliberately, he had no contact with Henry Keogh in the 13 years it took to have the case reviewed by the Supreme Court and have his conviction quashed. In the end dogged determination prevailed, and after 20 years behind bars Henry Keogh was released.
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