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Oscar Slater

(1872—1948) victim of miscarriage of justice


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The case of Oscar Slater (1872–1948) was one of the most notorious miscarriages of justice in modern Scottish legal history. Slater, a German Jew living in Glasgow, was convicted in 1909 of the murder of Mrs Marion Gilchrist. Initially sentenced to death, his sentence was commuted to life imprisonment, and he served seventeen years before being released in 1927.

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From The New Oxford Companion to Law in Oxford Reference.

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