Convicted wife killer freed from prison


originally by: BBC News
published: 23rd December 2010

A man who has always maintained he was wrongly convicted of murdering his pregnant wife has been released from prison on parole. Eddie Gilfoyle, 49, was found guilty of killing his wife Paula, who was found hanged in the garage of the couple’s home in Upton, Wirral in 1992. Prosecutors claimed he had fooled the 32-year-old into writing a suicide note before tying a noose around her neck.

The Parole Board said Gilfoyle was not allowed to speak to the media. He was released from Sudbury Prison in Derbyshire on Wednesday with conditions attached to his licence.

Campaigners said both Gilfoyle and those around him had been banned from speaking out.

Paul Caddick, Gilfoyle’s brother-in-law, said: “We are not able to provide a response because the Parole Board has imposed a condition on Eddie’s life licence that prohibits him contacting the media, either directly or indirectly, whether this is regarding his release or his appeal.”

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