Wednesday (June 20) saw the frustrating conclusion of the two-part docu-series Conviction: Murder in Suburbia.
The first episode, which premiered on Tuesday (June 19), introduced us to a 2002 cold case involving the disappearance of Linda Razzell, a mother-of-four-from Swindon.
Her husband, Glyn, was arrested, convicted and jailed for her murder, but he insists he was framed by his wife and that she planted her blood in the boot of his car.
Louise Shorter and her charity Inside Justice, the team behind the BBC's Conviction: Murder At The Station, reunited to re-investigate the case and to figure out whether Glyn is guilty or if he has, in fact, been framed.
The second episode saw Louise and Inside Justice open a new line of enquiry after a former detective superintendent told her there could be a link between Linda and convicted double murderer Christopher Halliwell, who killed two women in the Swindon area around the same time as Linda's disappearance.
But later on in the programme, Louise and her team concluded that there was absolutely no credible link between Halliwell and Linda's disappearance. Louise also arranged for Glyn to take a polygraph test, but he refused to go ahead with it.
Naturally, this caused viewers on Twitter to express their doubts about Glyn.
Glynn: "I want a polygraph, but the prison won't let me!" Prison: "No, no, go ahead." Glynn: "Oh no, it wouldn't work." #Conviction- Victoria (@ToriaTowers) June 20, 2018
I was starting to swing in favour of Glyn until that polygraph phone call. #Conviction- Fraser McIntosh (@frasemci) June 20, 2018
I was swaying back towards keeping an open mind until his reaction to being notified of the timing of the polygraph. #Conviction- Nicola Grant (@nicolainlondon) June 20, 2018
After examining the blood stains in the boot of Glyn's car, the forensics team concluded that the stains were highly unlikely to have been planted, and that they were indicative of a crime scene.
Louise was left with no choice but to close the investigation, with there being no evidence to support Glyn's innocence.
With nothing new being established in the investigation, some viewers were left frustrated.
Well, that was a waste of everybody’s time. #Conviction- Gareth Roberts #SNOG (@OldRoberts953) June 20, 2018
Do this lot ever overturn a conviction? Didn't they fail last time out? #conviction- Paul Martin (@RealPaulMartin) June 20, 2018
So the car not checked properly TWICE? ONCE is bad enough but twice is just downright careless. Can people just not do their highly paid jobs properly?? #Conviction- Paul Wirral🎱 (@PaulWirral) June 20, 2018
Conviction: Murder in Suburbia aired on BBC Two.
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