Press release: LONDON – The London Innocence Project today launches an online campaign to free Benjamin Geen, a nurse and a victim of a gross miscarriage of justice. The launch of the campaign comes on the day that lawyers representing Ben will submit a new case to the Criminal Cases Review Commission protesting his innocence.
In 2006, Ben was sentenced to 30 years for murdering two patients and seriously harming 15 others by injecting them with drugs. But medical experts say there is no evidence that anything untoward happened – or that the illnesses people suffered had anything other than natural causes.
Michael Powers QC, Geen’s barrister, said: “There has been a major miscarriage of justice.”
Ben’s parents said in a statement at the time of his conviction: “We are totally convinced of our son’s innocence and will continue to campaign on his behalf to find out the accurate and true events of two years ago at the Horton Accident and Emergency.”
“We know that our son neither committed nor is capable of committing these terrible crimes.”
About Benjamin Geen
Ben Geen is a former nurse and Territorial Army lieutenant who worked at Horton General Hospital in Banbury, in Oxfordshire. In 2006 Ben was found guilty of injecting patients with drugs that stopped their breathing, and sentenced to 30 years for murdering two patients and seriously harming 15 others. New evidence submitted to the Criminal Cases Reviews Committee this week calls this conviction into question, and The London Innocence Project has started this campaign to overturn it.
About The London Innocence Project
The London Innocence Project is a non-profit legal resource clinic and criminal justice centre that works to examine and prevent potential miscarriages of justice. Based at 1 Pump Court Chambers and run by criminal defence barrister Mark McDonald and a team of law and journalism students, we work to exonerate the wrongfully convicted by examining their cases and subjecting both the evidence and the trial process to close scrutiny. We distribute research reports on criminal justice and strive to ensure that the rule of law is maintained on the basis of equality before the law and procedural fairness. The London Innocence Project has a dedicated team of barristers committed to providing high-quality legal representation to those who maintain their innocence.