A discussion of the the Privy Council case of Teina Pora on ABC’s The Law Report. Listen here. A case of wrongful conviction driven by false confession:
New Zealander Teina Pora was 17 when he confessed to the rape, murder and burglary of a woman in 1992.
After spending more than 20 years in jail, the highest court in the Commonwealth – the UK Privy Council – has quashed his conviction.
New evidence accepted by the court found his confession was a confabulation – a form of honest lying, because Teina Pora was born with foetal alcohol spectrum disorder.