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October 31, 1991 | Reuters
A Scotsman who served more than 10 years of a life term in prison after his conviction for a series of brutal rapes and assaults was freed Wednesday after an examination of forensic evidence showed he was not the attacker. An appeal court overturned the conviction of John McGranaghan, 48, after new tests on evidence taken from the scene of one assault showed McGranaghan's blood type did not match that of the rapist.
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April 22, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A British court charged the wife of accused "House of Horror" serial killer Frederick West with the rape of an 11-year-old girl. In the latest twist to the gruesome case, Rosemary West, 40, was accused in court jointly with a man identified as William Smith of having had sexual intercourse with the girl without consent between July, 1974, and July, 1976.
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October 24, 1991 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a historic decision, Britain's highest court ruled Wednesday that a husband may be convicted of raping his wife. The law lords of the House of Lords--Britain's equivalent of the U.S. Supreme Court--overturned 250 years of what some women called "sexual slavery" by rejecting the legal principle that there is no such crime of rape inside marriage.
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October 31, 1991 | Reuters
A Scotsman who served more than 10 years of a life term in prison after his conviction for a series of brutal rapes and assaults was freed Wednesday after an examination of forensic evidence showed he was not the attacker. An appeal court overturned the conviction of John McGranaghan, 48, after new tests on evidence taken from the scene of one assault showed McGranaghan's blood type did not match that of the rapist.
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April 22, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A British court charged the wife of accused "House of Horror" serial killer Frederick West with the rape of an 11-year-old girl. In the latest twist to the gruesome case, Rosemary West, 40, was accused in court jointly with a man identified as William Smith of having had sexual intercourse with the girl without consent between July, 1974, and July, 1976.
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October 24, 1991 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a historic decision, Britain's highest court ruled Wednesday that a husband may be convicted of raping his wife. The law lords of the House of Lords--Britain's equivalent of the U.S. Supreme Court--overturned 250 years of what some women called "sexual slavery" by rejecting the legal principle that there is no such crime of rape inside marriage.
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