Julie Szego

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ADULT FICTION

Author and journalist Julie Szego will be coming to Perth's UWA Extension on Oct 14, to discuss her true-crime book 'The Tainted Trial of Farah Jama'

Book Information
Author Name: 
Julie Szego
Book Title: 
The Tainted Trial of Farah Jama
Dates: 
Tue, 10/14/2014 - 19:00

Join journalist and lawyer Julie Szego, as she explores a shocking miscarriage of justice. 

How did a young Somali man end up in jail for the rape of a woman he had never met, in an over-28s nightclub he was too young to be admitted to, in a Melbourne suburb he had never visited? Throughout the trial Jama had maintained his innocence against the accusations he committed such a heinous crime. But the prosecution had one ‘rock solid’ piece of evidence that nailed the accused – his DNA.

Review - THE TAINTED TRIAL OF FARAH JAMA, Julie Szego

Author Information
Book Title: 
The Tainted Trial of Farah Jama
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9780987381149
Categorisation
Category: 
True Crime
Sub Genre: 
Investigative Journalism
Publisher: 
Wild Dingo Press
Year of Publication: 
2014

Currently Reading - The Tainted Trial of Farah Jama, Julie Szego

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True Crime book analysing the trial and conviction of a young man for rape, based on one piece of evidence only - a DNA sample.

From the Blurb:

On 21st July 2008, 21-year-old Somali, Farah Jama was sentenced to six years behind bars for the rape of a middle-aged woman as she lay unconscious in a Melbourne nightclub.

Throughout the trial Jama had maintained his innocence against the accusations he committed such a predatory, heinous crime.

But the Prosecution had one ‘rock solid’ piece of evidence that nailed the accused-his DNA.

The Tainted Trial of Farah Jama

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

On 21st July 2008, 21-year-old Somali, Farah Jama was sentenced to six years behind bars for the rape of a middle-aged woman as she lay unconscious in a Melbourne nightclub.

Throughout the trial Jama had maintained his innocence against the accusations he committed such a predatory, heinous crime.

But the Prosecution had one ‘rock solid’ piece of evidence that nailed the accused-his DNA.

ISBN: 
9780987381149
Location: 
Melbourne
Publisher: 
Wild Dingo Press
Year of Publication: 
2014