Mitchell case: Latest bid fails

The mother of convicted killer Luke Mitchell this week vowed to continue her fight to prove his innocence following the rejection of an appeal bid to the Supreme Court.

Speaking out after learning that her son’s battle against his conviction for the murder of 14-year-old Jodi Jones would not be heard by the UK’s highest court, Corrine Mitchell told the Advertiser that his supporters were in “utter shock.”

Mitchell’s campaign team had hoped a fresh appeal would be heard by the Supreme Court in light of a high-profile human rights decision it gave last year.

The Cadder ruling put an end to police being able to question suspects without the option of legal representation.

However, it is understood that his bid to the Supreme Court was quashed as his initial appeal against conviction had been dealt with before the ruling was issued and it could therefore not be reopened.

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