Tiwary case: Prosecutors will not appeal decision to free him
Published on Oct 8, 2012 2:15 PM
Australian prosecutors will not appeal the decision to free Singaporean Ram Tiwary, who spent eight years in jail over the brutal murders of his two Singaporean flatmates.
Mr Tiwary was released three months ago after a court overturned findings by two juries that he murdered Mr Tony Tan Poh Chuan and Mr Tay Chow Lyang at their flat in New South Wales in 2003.
The New South Wales (NSW) Court of Criminal Appeal (CCA) released its findings last month, saying the evidence raised a reasonable doubt about Mr Tiwary's guilt. It said both Mr Tan and Mr Tay might have been murdered by others, "for reasons that are unknown".
On Monday, the NSW Prosecutor announced that it will not appeal the decision, bringing to an end any further criminal proceedings against him. No reasons were given for the decision.
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