In 1909 Oscar Slater was sentenced to death in Glasgow, Scotland, for the murder of an elderly woman. The sentence was commuted to life imprisonment and he served nineteen years in prison before his innocence was established. Slater was reprieved and given six thousand pounds compensation.
"Australian miscarriages of justice,"
The National Legal Eagle:
1, Article 6.
Available at: http://epublications.bond.edu.au/nle/vol10/iss1/6