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AustraliaAndrew Mallard had found love before US hit-and-run death, says friend who helped exonerate him

00:25  21 april  2019
00:25  21 april  2019 Source:   abc.net.au

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Andrew Mallard struggled to adapt to life after being exonerated of murder and freed from 12 years in jail, but told his family in the week before his death in Los Angeles that he had found love and was going to get married.

Andrew Mallard , who was wrongly accused of murder and spent 12 years in jail for it, has been killed by a hit - and - run driver in Los Angeles. A WA Police spokesman said : “ We have notified Mr Mallard ’ s family in Western Australia and we extend our condolences to them at this difficult time”.

Andrew Mallard had found love before US hit-and-run death, says friend who helped exonerate him© Provided by ABC News Andrew Mallard, who was freed from prison in 2006, has been killed in a crash in LA. Andrew Mallard struggled to adapt to life after being freed from 12 years in jail but told his family in the last week he had found love and was going to get married.

Tributes have been paid to Mr Mallard, 56, after his death in a hit-and-run crash in Los Angeles.

He was hit by a car after leaving a bar late on Thursday night in Hollywood and could not be revived.

Mr Mallard had been visiting his fiance during a trip from his new home in Britain, where he moved after being exonerated in 2006 of the murder of Perth jeweller Pamela Lawrence — a crime he was wrongfully convicted of and which led to him spending 12 years behind bars.

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The family of Andrew Mallard say they are shocked and devastated by his sudden death in a tragic hit - and - run crash in Los Angeles. Mr Mallard , who spent 12 years in a WA jail after being wrongfully convicted of murder, had been visiting his fiancee in the US , where she is based, when he was killed

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His close friend Colleen Egan, a former journalist, was the first with his family to start fighting for his innocence.

"I suppose it's bittersweet that maybe he was feeling some happiness at the time that he was taken," she said.

"Now for him to die in these circumstances, it's just a tragedy."

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Andrew Mallard , 56, was found guilty of killing Perth business owner Pamela Lawrence in 1994 in one Australia' s worst miscarriages of justice. Jacqui Mallard (pictured), sister of Andrew Mallard who was the man originally convicted and in the murder of Pamela Lawrence, has been left heartbroken

Mr Mallard's death has left his 92-year-old mother Grace and sister Jaqui Mallard heartbroken.

For many years, Egan and Mr Mallard's family thought they would never be able to prove his innocence, and worried he would die in jail.

"He spent 13 years since then of freedom, and it's just sad that he didn't spend more time outside jail," she said.

They sought the help of former police union lawyer and then-Labor backbencher John Quigley, who was eventually able to disclose evidence that had not been heard at Mr Mallard's original trial and was instrumental in securing an appeal.

A hard transition from jail

On November 15, 2005, the High Court ruled there had been a miscarriage of justice, citing the "non-disclosure or suppression of material evidence in the hands of the police and thus available to the prosecution".

Two months later, Mr Mallard was freed.

But life out of prison was difficult, even with a $3.2 million compensation payment.

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He struggled with the fact he had spent so much time in a maximum security jail and Egan said he suffered post-traumatic stress.

"Having spent most of his 30s and some of his 40s in prison, he really just wanted to find a family and settle down and find someone to love and have that happy ever after, I suppose," Egan said.

But that chance at contentment and peace was cut short because of what appears to be a completely random traffic incident.

Mallard case left lasting legacy: McGinty

Jim McGinty, who as WA attorney-general agreed to refer Mr Mallard's case to the High Court, said dramatic changes to WA's disclosure laws were a lasting impact of Mr Mallard's wrongful conviction.

"That I would hope cannot happen today, because of the new disclosure laws which make it mandatory for the prosecution the police and the DPP to fully disclose any information they have," Mr McGinty said.

"Today it's embedded in our criminal justice system, there's no more ambushes, there's no more withholding of information, whether it's pro or con the information must be disclosed.

Wrongfully convicted man Andrew Mallard dies in Los Angeles

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And we had been very, very close friends .” But those who said they’d cut off a friend always told me the reason. For example, a woman, Linda, said she had let a friend stay with her for what was Many of us find it hard to say anything negative outright, so we swallow our hurt—until it chokes us .

This list contains names of people who were found guilty of capital crimes and placed on death row, and were later found to be wrongly convicted. Some people were exonerated posthumously. This list includes individuals who were sentenced to death and had their sentences overturned by acquittal or

"And our trials today in Western Australia are very much fairer.

"We changed the law here to reflect the injustice that was meted out to Andrew Mallard."

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Arrest reportedly made in US over Andrew Mallard 'hit and run'.
Police in the United States have reportedly made an arrest over the alleged hit and run crash which killed WA man Andrew Mallard. Mr Mallard, who spent more than a decade in jail for a murder he did not commit, died on Hollywood's iconic Sunset Boulevard last Friday. Media outlets in the US are reporting a 19-year-old man was arrested on Monday over the alleged hit-and-run crash. According to local media outlets the teenager has been "booked" on a felony hit-and-run involving injury or death charge.

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