Finally the truth and justice for Evans
Following Christie’s trial, an inquiry was held to test Timothy Evans’ guilt. It determined, after an investigation of only eleven days, that Evans had indeed killed his wife and daughter. Two years later, an attempt was made to launch another enquiry. Extensive evidence was produced to suggest that the first enquiry had been rushed, and skewed to support the official version and avoid questioning the methods by which police had extracted Evans’ confession. Finally, an inquiry conducted in 1965 concluded that Evans had strangled his wife but not his daughter, and he was granted a posthumous pardon in 1966, years after being tried and hanged for the murder of both
. Christie never confessed to killing baby Geraldine, despite having admitted all the other murders whilst in prison in the weeks before his execution, so it seems unlikely that the guilt of Timothy Evans will ever be definitively established.