Campaigner with the not-for-profit JENGbA (Joint Enterprise Not Guilty by Association) campaigning on behalf of, and with, those wrongfully convicted and is campaigning to reform legal abuse by Joint Enterprise.
John Crilly started getting involved in petty crime and hanging around with the wrong crowd having been expelled from high school aged 13. Following the tragic loss of his mother aged 18 he turned to drugs and crime to feed his habit. John was involved in a burglary that went wrong resulting in the death of the occupant. He was wrongfully convicted of murder under Joint Enterprise. Joint Enterprise allows for people to be jointly convicted of the crime of another without normal legal requirement of Mens rea (intention).
After serving over 13 years for murder John’s conviction was quashed in 2018. He is now a campaigner with the not-for-profit campaigning group JENGbA (Joint Enterprise Not Guilty by Association). JENGbA campaign on behalf of, and with, those wrongfully convicted and are campaigning to reform legal abuse by Joint Enterprise. It was the mammoth error in law around Joint Enterprise which his campaign group JENGbA had the Supreme Court admit they had misinterpreted the law for ‘32’ years. John now fights for those unlawfully convicted to gain their right to a fair trial and the removal of the substantial injustice test.
"I fight for those unlawfully convicted to gain their RIGHT to a fair trial and the removal of the substantial injustice test."