originally by: Huffington Post
published: 31 May 2012
A man given life for killing his ex-girlfriend has won the chance to ask the Supreme Court to reopen his case. Kevin Nunn, 50, of Woolpit, Suffolk, is serving a minimum 22-year jail sentence before he can be considered for parole.
He was convicted of murdering Dawn Walker, 39, whose body was found near the River Lark, close to her home in Fornham All Saints, Suffolk, in February 2005.
Nunn and his family have been fighting a long legal battle to get forensic evidence re-examined.
At a recent High Court hearing in London, his lawyers argued semen samples discovered on Ms Walker’s body could not have been linked to him as he had undergone a vasectomy.
They challenged a refusal by Suffolk chief constable Simon Ash and the Crown Prosecution Service to release evidence for further analysis, arguing it could cast doubt on the safety of Nunn’s conviction.
But High Court judge Sir John Thomas, sitting with Mr Justice Haddon-Cave, upheld the refusal earlier this month.