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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 10:04 pm    Post subject: The Case of Caroline Igoe  Reply with quote

This is a website which is still in the very early stages. More information will be added to it.

http://carolineigoe.webs.com/


On 17 January 2009 in Hazelwood Grove, Edinburgh, Martyn Barclay was shot with one bullet to the side of the head.  Sadly Martyn Barclay died later that day.

Caroline Igoe was the girlfriend of Martyn Barclay.

The gun used in the shooting belonged to Martyn Barclay.

Caroline was subsequently charged and convicted of the murder. She received a life sentence,  with a minimum of 20 years before she can apply for parole.  Lord Bracadale stated, " It means that after that period has expired your case can be considered by the Parole Board and they will decide whether, and if so, when you might be released.

The Crown case against Caroline Igoe was a circumstantial case.

Caroline Igoe has maintained that she is innocent of this murder from the start.
Her family paid for a lie detector test, which Caroline passed. Although they know that this is not admissable in a court of law.

Caroline Igoe has not had an appeal against her conviction.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 12:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I must say how many more cases are there out there complaining about James Douglas Keegan QC.

How long will it be before someone investigates this character.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As far as I am aware there are at least a few more cases who are willing to complain about this QC.

Will keep you updated.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Caroline's lawyers presented NO DEFENCE at all. No experts either and the jury were never told by the defence that there was no gun residue found on Caroline Igoe."

Its no coincidence that Mr Keegan is again mentioned. He didn't call any defence experts in my case.

Another coincidence is that there are three cases on this forum where the cases were investigated by officers from the same Police Station. St. Leonards Police Station. One only has to look at the proximity of these cases in Edinburgh.

https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?sa...rds+Police+Station,+Saint+Leonard's+Lane,+Edinburgh&hl=en&ll=55.912273,-3.111877&spn=0.872806,2.705383&sll=55.929202,-3.088531&sspn=0.054527,0.169086&geocode=FcqoVAMd9ILR_ynzRbR1HryHSDE7MbYiLTKORg%3BFd0kVQMdzzzQ_yn9lHmixLiHSDHO2BAXEzVLMA%3BFa9MVQMdD8PP_ynt1nyVmbiHSDF8ZTm9GzVy7w%3BFfWeVQMduH3P_yFg8H4MQMMPfCnJayTegMeHSDFg8H4MQMMPfA&oq=St.+Leonards+Police+Station,+Saint+LeonLane,+Edinburgh&mra=ls&t=m&z=9
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It looks to me as if her defence were negligent for not consulting a forensic scientist at the time of trial to counteract what the crown were suggesting.

The fact there is no residue and no witnesses to say they saw her shooting this guy defies belief.

Exactly what evidence did they rely upon ? is that a stupid question ?

Besides this I do not see any motive.

I understand there has now been forensic tests carried out which contradict the Crown case and these should be submitted to the appeal court using section 111 (2) as I see no evidence she has had an appeal.

Her reason for asking the brother to remove the gun was so he did not get into any trouble for having it, was this presented to the jury as part of her defence ?

Perhaps she should also be complaining to the SLCC regarding Mr Keegan who we all know does not like presenting any defence.

It defies belief that he would not try and challenge the forensic evidence particularly if there was no discharge residue found on her or any of her clothing.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

From what I have seen the guy was unstable taking illegal drugs and mixing them with alcohol.

Was it suggested to the jury he might have killed himself ?

My reason for thinking this is the drugs and alcohol and the actions of him after ending the relationship with the mother of his Son.

Perhaps with the mixture of drugs and alcohol and the fact Caroline was not answering him might just have sent him over the edge thinking another relationship had failed.

It is well documented that suicides occur on a regular basis because of relationships ending.

I feel very strongly that if he was carrying this gun and was so mixed up with drugs and alcohol it is possible he might have committed suicide outside her house or might even have been fooling about but the gun had a hairline trigger or something.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Am I correct in saying the gun was so unstable the police could not test it Karen ?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Prosecutor Alex Prentice QC said his death was an "act of cold-blooded murder executed with chilling military precision"


Doesn't bare the hallmarks of a female model.

I know it took the police a very long time before charging Caroline Igoe so that in itself intimates a circumstancial case.

Did the police pursue any other suspects, like the people that were threatening his life?

It seems they have approached this case with tunnel vision and built a murder case on nothing. As usual, they will let the jury decide. The big problem with that in this case is Caroline Igoe was represented in the High Court by a defence counsel that has a habit of not calling any expert witnesses for the defence.

I'm wondering why Jim Keegan didn't call any expert witnesses in her defence.

Lothian & Borders Police were desperate and under pressure with this alleged murder. There had been previous shootings related to the area in question.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Big Wullie wrote:
From what I have seen the guy was unstable taking illegal drugs and mixing them with alcohol.

Was it suggested to the jury he might have killed himself ?

My reason for thinking this is the drugs and alcohol and the actions of him after ending the relationship with the mother of his Son.

Perhaps with the mixture of drugs and alcohol and the fact Caroline was not answering him might just have sent him over the edge thinking another relationship had failed.

It is well documented that suicides occur on a regular basis because of relationships ending.



I feel very strongly that if he was carrying this gun and was so mixed up with drugs and alcohol it is possible he might have committed suicide outside her house or might even have been fooling about but the gun had a hairline trigger or something.



There was a suggestion that this could have been an accidental suicide.  Caroline's mother told the court she thought he had perhaps been larking about when she discovered he had been shot.

During some conversations I have had with the family, I was told there was a doctor who spoke about suicide  at the court.  I need to get the information on this.

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BAFFLED cops probing the shooting of a drug runner now think he may have committed suicide.They are examining claims that dad-of one Martyn Barclay used a modified weapon to shoot himself in the side of the head.
The bizarre theory has been prompted by a wall of silence surrounding the inquiry.


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A source close to the investigation said last night: "Forensic evidence shows Barclay was shot at very close range which would fit the suicide theory.

"Experts are advising police. They believe Barclay had access to a firearm.


Quote:
"The victim has no defensive wounds and it's thought Barclay and his girlfriend had had an argument before the shooting took place

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news...dealer-may-have-committed-1012530
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Big Wullie wrote:
Am I correct in saying the gun was so unstable the police could not test it Karen ?


Yes Wullie. It had been modified and was not safe.


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