This is the enthralling story of a murder case that touched a raw nerve among millions of British homeowners. By John Sanders.
Tony Martin and the Bleak House Tragedy
This is the enthralling story of a murder case that touched a raw nerve among millions of British homeowners.
Tony Martin, a Norfolk farmer, killed a burglar and wounded another when they raided his isolated farmhouse, appropriately named Bleak House. For that he received the severest penalty that can be applied – imprisonment for life.
The central issue was, did he use reasonable force to defend his property, and perhaps his life. In this dramatic reconstruction of the events, John Sanders argues that there was no other way that Martin could have acted in the circumstances. Examining the evidence, he concludes that the trial was gravely flawed.
Here is a murder set against a background of tension and high drama, and involving politics, and police resources. It is a case that will be talked about for years to come.
By John Sanders.