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Rough Justice: The Case of the Missing Meal


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A young girl lay dead in a Scottish glen. She had been stabbed repeatedly. The police searched for her killer but could find no clues, no motive. Then a man called George Beattie said that he had been in the glen on the night she died. As the police questioned him he told them in detail how the crime had been committed. His story seemed to fit the facts. Beattie was charged with her murder, convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment. Today, ten years later, he's still in jail. But was Beattie the attacker or did he simply talk himself into a murder charge?
Now, after a year's investigation, Rough Justice has produced new evidence revealing that Beattie had no time to commit the murder; that he had no motive; and that the girl herself died much later that night, long after Beattie had left the glen. Is George Beattie serving life for a crime he did not commit? Reporter Martin Young
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Subject: George Beattie
Reporter: Martin Young

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Rough Justice: The Case of the Missing Meal

BBC One London, 9 November 1983 21.25

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