Murder woman Julie Kenyon wins Appeal Court hearing over granny death
Feb 9 2010 Huddersfield Daily Examiner
A WOMAN found guilty of murdering her own grandmother will attempt to have the conviction quashed at London's Court of Appeal today.
Julie Kenyon was jailed for life after the trial at Newcastle Crown Court in July 2003 at which she was found guilty over the killing of Irene Waters, 89.
But today’s appeal hearing is a triumph for Kenyon’s sister, Mrs Susan Green, of Outlane.
She persuaded the Criminal Cases Review Commission to take up her sister’s case and it launched a new investigation.
It was alleged that Kenyon, 46 at the time of her trial, had smothered Mrs Waters and then confessed to another family member.
That confession was recorded and sent to the police.
Mrs Waters was found dead in her flat at Albion Court, Halifax, in December 1996.
Kenyon has previously challenged her conviction as "unsafe".