Justice for Jill – the
book that helped free Barry George
must read', 'Very good', 'Fascinating', 'An extraordinarily competent piece
of work', 'carefully researched ... meticulous'
This was the
updated version of The Case of Barry
George. I was the only author to write a book arguing that George was
innocent of Jill Dando’s murder and I am
proud that my book helped end this miscarriage of justice. Whilst George is
now free, this book is still relevant because it shows how evidence was
misrepresented to help convict an innocent man. The issue of who really did
kill the popular TV star is still a mystery. The crime, the suspects, the
theories and all the evidence is presented in my book.
Justice For Jill
Author: Scott Lomax
Details: Paperback, John Blake Publishing
Release Date: Jun 2007
Availability: ON SALE NOW
Did Barry George kill Jill Dando? By 1999, Jill Dando was at the height of her powers. In her role on Crimewatch she was Britain's best-loved television
presenter, about to marry the love of her life and destined for even greater
things. She'd come a long way since her early years in Weston-super-Mare and her humble start in
journalism on the Western Mercury. In April that year it all came to a brutal
end when she was gunned down in an execution-style hit outside her own front
door in West
The country was stunned and the police were baffled for years. But in July
2001, they were convinced they'd got their man and Barry George was convicted
of the murder. He was sentenced to life imprisonment, having been told that
he was 'unpredictable and dangerous'. The evidence against George was
described as 'compelling', yet his case remains one of the most controversial
in British criminal history. Justice for Jill brings the case up to date,
based upon extensive research and discussion with those who know him. And if
it turns out that it wasn't him - then who did kill Jill Dando?
The book has the approval of Barry George and the backing of the Justice For
Barry (JFB) campaign, which supports George in his struggle against his
conviction. The campaign (which has a website listed in the links section of
this site) believes my book will keep the story alive and will help inform
people of the facts. It was, however, written independently of JFB (although
information relating to Barry George's background and time in prison was
acquired from the campaign). The views expressed are my own beliefs based
upon the detailed examination of the case which I undertook.
If you have any questions about my book, or are having difficulty obtaining a
copy, please do not hesitate to contact me. To contact me please visit the 'Contact Me'
page of this website.
A photograph of the front cover is shown below.
Justice for Jill: How the Wrong Man
Was Jailed for the Murder of Jill Dando