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Conviction: Murder in Suburbia review – a perplexing new case for true-crime fans

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This two-part BBC documentary examining a possible miscarriage of justice is fitfully fascinating, but fails to hit the heights of The Staircase If you haven’t seen The Staircase, the original true-crime series just re-released on Netflix with three new episodes, then you must. And if you have seen it, you will know something – quite a lot, actually – about blood spatter analysis. In which case your interest will be piqued by that aspect of the new true-crime series Conviction. It is an absorbing one. Conviction looks at the case of Glyn Razzell, who was convicted of killing his estranged wife Linda, even though her body was never found. The most damning evidence was the blood – her blood – found in the boot of the car he had been driving. Glyn points out that the blood was found only on the third time of searching, and asks how the police could have missed so many spots on two previous searches. He says the blood could have been planted, and that Linda staged her own disappearance. For the past 15 years he has maintained his innocence.
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