Sunday, September 01, 2013

A 16-year journey to justice

Wendell BakerIn the early hours of a January morning in 1997, Hazel Backwell was asleep in her home.

An intruder broke in, struck her over the head, tied her hands behind her back and raped her.

She then spent 15 hours incarcerated in a cupboard below the stairs before she was found by a friend who raised the alarm.

After more than 16 years, her attacker Wendell Baker has been convicted of raping her.

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