Petition For Change To Appeal Law After Stourbridge Stabbing
28 June 2018, 10:17
A petition, started after a stabbing in the Black Country, to change the law and let families appeal a jury's verdict has more than 15,000 signatures.
24-year-old Ryan Passey died after being attacked in Chicagos nightclub in Stourbridge in 2017. The man accused of his murder, admitted to stabbing him at trial, but walked free cleared of both murder and manslaughter.
The petition calls for a change in our Criminal Justice System to allow the right for victims in serious crime cases to challenge and appeal "perverse" jury verdicts after acquittal.
#WATCH: @RespectForRyan wants the law changed so victim's families can appeal jury verdicts launched after the death of Ryan Passey in #Stourbridge.— West Mids News (@HeartWMidsNews) 28 June 2018
A man admitted stabbing the 24yo in Chicagos but was cleared of murder & manslaughter https://t.co/jjIVgLkEfh#HeartNews pic.twitter.com/VTD5mWTomB
You can sign the petition here.