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A Great Miscarriage of Justice: Oscar Slater

Clare Connelly

in Scots Law Tales

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781845860677
eISBN:
9781474406260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781845860677.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter explores Oscar Slater's 1909 trial for the murder of Marion Gilchrist, an 83-year-old affluent spinster. The prosecution called for Slater's conviction based on the oral testimonies of ... More


Scots Law Tales

John Grant and Elaine E. Sutherland (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781845860677
eISBN:
9781474406260
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781845860677.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This book reveals the stories behind some of the most important and memorable cases in Scottish legal history. The cases it covers range from the miscarriage of justice against Oscar Slater to the ... More


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