Kalyanjee v HM Advocate

Criminal evidence – Appeal – Fresh evidence. High Court of Justiciary: Refusing an appeal against conviction by an appellant who pled guilty to the murder of his two young sons and whose case the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission referred to the High Court on the ground that there was 'fresh evidence' relating to his mental health at time of killings, the court held that the appeal was bound to fail since the court could not find that the plea was tendered under some real error or misconception or in circumstances which were clearly prejudicial to the appellant.

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