Season 3 - Episode 26

DESCRIPTION:

Off the northeastern tip of Scotland, many of the 70 isolated Islands in Orkney, are unoccupied. The sandy beaches, lush green fields and rugged white cliffs look like something you would see on a postcard. With a population of roughly 20,000 people crime is rare. On the odd occasion when an offence is committed, it doesn’t take long for police to apprehend the culprit as everyone knows everyone else’s business. There hadn’t been a murder in Orkney in a quarter of a century but in 1994 all that would change.  (Part 1 of 2)

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MUSIC: 

Sea Space by Emily A. Sprague

Lightless Dawn by Kevin MacLeod

Horror House by Aaron Kenny

Cylinder Four by Chris Zabriskie

Keeping Sacred by Emily A. Sprague

Deep Space by Audionautix

A Slow Dream by Emily A. Sprague

Retro Dreamscape by Twin Musicom

Peace by HOVATOFF

Wind Marching For Rain by Puddle of Infinity

Namaste by Audionautix

Music used under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

REFERENCES:

COURT DOCUMENTS

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/bsp/hi/pdfs/michael_ross.pdf

http://www.scotcourts.gov.uk/search-judgments/judgment?id=338586a6-8980-69d2-b500-ff0000d74aa7

BBC

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/highlands_and_islands/7296426.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/north_east/7396361.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/north_east/7398301.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/north_east/7402348.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/north_east/7404813.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/north_east/7408007.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/north_east/7410025.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/north_east/7413584.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/north_east/7414576.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/mobile/scotland/north_east/7417257.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/north_east/7421234.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/north_east/7423219.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/north_east/7425751.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/north_east/7428094.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/north_east/7434005.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/north_east/7438351.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/north_east/7443987.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/north_east/7445747.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/north_east/7448170.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/north_east/7450314.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/north_east/7452628.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/north_east/7456553.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/north_east/7458949.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/north_east/7460900.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/north_east/7461949.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/north_east/7466001.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/north_east/7465621.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/north_east/7453008.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7466865.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/mobile/scotland/north_east/7464162.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/north_east/7481406.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/north_east/7580797.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/north_east/7674514.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/north_east/7675677.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/north_east/7712601.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/north_east/7739341.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/north_east/7770933.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/north_east/7851508.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/north_east/7905502.stm

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-11315555

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-11475114

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-16927171

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-16972678

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-17596218

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-18092693

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-19543439

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-19897482

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-20664094

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-23594369

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-26578920

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-28638976

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-28753643

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-35908700

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-44546002

SCOTSMAN

https://www.scotsman.com/news/i-ve-no-idea-why-anyone-would-want-to-murder-my-brother-1-1167895

https://www.scotsman.com/news/woman-tells-of-masked-gunman-who-killed-waiter-with-one-shot-1-1167968

https://www.scotsman.com/news/diner-thought-gun-was-a-water-pistol-1-1168168

https://www.scotsman.com/news/murder-accused-said-blacks-should-be-shot-witness-1-1168503

https://www.scotsman.com/news/court-hears-waiter-was-killed-by-army-issue-bullet-1-1169627

https://www.scotsman.com/news/ex-marine-tells-murder-trial-he-was-asked-to-lie-about-bullets-1-1170487/amp

https://www.scotsman.com/news/blacks-should-be-shot-claim-denied-1-1170777

https://www.scotsman.com/news/accused-no-different-after-waiter-murder-1-1171237

https://www.scotsman.com/news/waiter-murder-accused-claimed-his-friend-lied-1-1171981

https://www.scotsman.com/news/machine-gun-and-nazi-motifs-in-accused-s-home-court-told-1-1172235

https://www.scotsman.com/news/murder-of-waiter-could-not-have-been-the-work-of-a-15-year-old-1-1173428

https://www.scotsman.com/news/orkney-murder-ex-soldier-michael-ross-flees-court-after-guilty-verdict-1-1173681

https://www.scotsman.com/news/murderer-back-in-court-over-escape-attempt-1-1150558

https://www.scotsman.com/news/ex-soldier-loses-appeal-over-murder-of-orkney-waiter-1-2212578

https://www.scotsman.com/news/island-idyll-blanks-brutal-murder-from-its-memory-1-1434159

https://www.scotsman.com/news/beloved-son-war-hero-and-cold-blooded-killer-1-1173741

https://www.scotsman.com/news/soldier-jailed-for-25-years-for-waiter-s-murder-1-1137546

https://www.scotsman.com/news/murder-trial-witness-escapes-prison-term-1-830845

https://www.scotsman.com/news/ex-soldier-loses-appeal-over-murder-of-orkney-waiter-1-2212578

https://www.scotsman.com/news/ex-soldier-convicted-of-murdering-bangladeshi-waiter-applies-for-new-case-review-1-2516889

https://www.scotsman.com/news/ex-soldier-wins-right-to-have-orkney-murder-case-reviewed-1-2683675

https://www.scotsman.com/news/orkney-murder-ex-soldier-s-new-bid-to-clear-name-1-3263668

https://www.scotsman.com/news/orkney-murder-former-soldier-loses-appeal-1-3498410

https://www.scotsman.com/regions/inverness-highlands-islands/orkney-murder-aamer-anwar-to-fight-for-freedom-of-michael-ross-1-4757873

THE HERALD

https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/12414586.so-why-is-such-a-public-murder-still-unsolved-in-1994-this-waiter-was-shot-dead-in-front-of-diners-at-an-orkney-restaurant-three-years-later-an-island-policeman-was-jailed-for-perverting-the-course-of-justice-having-concealed-ev/

https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/12381900.display/

TELEGRAPH

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1955801/I-thought-gunman-was-a-joke-said-diner.html

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/2148016/Orkney-murder-Jury-urged-to-convict-Black-Watch-sergeant.html

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/2164163/Iraq-war-hero-jailed-for-Orkney-waiter-murder.html

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/2223084/Killer-soldier-linked-to-hidden-arms-cache.html

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/scotland/3216082/Iraq-war-hero-jailed-for-life-for-1994-Orkney-race-murder.html

DAILY RECORD

https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/the-cold-blooded-teenage-killer-that-went-on-to-guard-981171

https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/exclusive-orkney-waiter-shooting-witness-990776

https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/racist-murderer-michael-ross-shows-2033895

INDEPENDENT

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/orkney-fears-the-perfect-murderer-1621404.html

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/deadly-day-when-orkney-lost-its-innocence-1260848.html

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/man-flees-court-after-murder-verdict-851534.html

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/murder-conviction-for-iraq-war-hero-ends-14-year-mystery-of-indian-restaurant-shooting-851589.html

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/soldier-to-serve-25-years-for-racist-murder-964753.html

THE FREE LIBRARY (NEWS ARCHIVE)

Scottish Daily Record - 23 May 2007

Scottish Daily Record - 14 May 2008

Scottish Daily Record - 15 May 2008

Scottish Daily Record - 21 May 1997

The Mirror - 28 May 1997

The Mirror - 29 May 1997

Sunday Mail - 22 June 2008

Scottish Daily Record - 18 Oct 2008

NEWSPAPER ARCHIVE

The Guardian - 2 Jun 1997 - Page 7

Irish Independent - 21 June 2008 - Page 13

THE EXPRESS

https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/334418/Why-my-son-isn-t-a-killer

https://www.express.co.uk/scotland/475205/I-DIDN-T-MURDER-ORKNEY-WAITER-Convicted-Black-Watch-soldier-writes-from-his-prison-cell

OTHER

http://www.j4mr.com/

https://www.change.org/p/michael-ross-wrongly-convicted-of-murder-sign-for-justice-sign-for-truth

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