Presumption of Innocence?

The applicant, Ms. Allen, was convicted of manslaughter of her infant son. The court of appeals quashed the conviction on the ground that it was unsafe, as there was new evidence on other ways how to explain the injuries suffered by her son that may have affected the jury’s decision to convict. Ms. Allen applied for compensation for the time she had already spent in jail. Her application was declined as the court stated that the decision of the court of appeals only meant that there are doubts about her injuring her son, not that she had not done it.


More on Ms. Allen’s case you can read here and here you can find the full court proceeding.