Letter: Louise Woodward

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Sir: If Judge Hiller Zobel reduces the verdict on Louise Woodward to manslaughter (report, 6 November) he will have determined that the jury were wrong to bring in a murder verdict and that it cannot be allowed to stand.

But if the verdict of murder falls it means that Louise is not guilty of the crime she was charged with. If she is not guilty of the crime she was charged with, she should go free.

If the only way of repairing a wrong verdict is to replace it with one for an offence which was not put to the jury, why not find her guilty of jaywalking instead?

KEVIN McGRATH

Harlow, Essex

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