APPEALS

Having campaigned successfully to help bring justice for my mother in recognising the coercive control she suffered I know my mother's case is not unique.

Emma-Jayne Magson and Farieissia Martin are women who like my mother suffered abuse that was neither properly explored or the mental impact of their abuse recognised in their original trials.

EMMA-JAYNE MAGSON

FARIEISSIA MARTIN

EMMA-JAYNE MAGSON

Emma-Jayne, 23,  killed her partner James Knight in March 2016. She has never denied that she inflicted the fatal stab wound which caused his death. She had loved James despite his demeaning and violent behaviour towards her. Emma was convicted of his murder in November 2016 and sentenced to life imprisonment.

The issues at trial were self-defence, lack of intent and loss of control. No psychiatric evidence was advanced on her behalf. Emma did not give evidence.

To learn more about her story please visit the below links:

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FARIESSIA MARTIN

Farieissia Martin was 22 when she was convicted of the murder of Kyle Farrell in 2015, and sentenced to 13 years in prison. Martin, who at the time had two small children with Farrell, grabbed a knife when he tried to strangle her.

 

Farrell’s violence often left Martin in fear of her life, but she was too frightened to call the police in case social services became involved and removed her children. Farrell’s history of violence was not adequately explored during the trial. Justice for Women is campaigning for the case to go to appeal, on the grounds that the evidence of domestic violence was not afforded enough significance during the trial.

Fri’s appeal date will be in 2020.

To learn more about her story please visit the below links:

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