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Lord Lucan is responsible! Hundreds be part of on-line jury and convict the aristocrat of the homicide of his household’s nanny and near-fatal assault on his estranged spouse in particular episode of the Mail’s chart-topping podcast The Trial of Lord Lucan

Listeners to the Mail’s ground-breaking podcast The Trial of Lord Lucan yesterday overwhelmingly discovered him responsible of the homicide of his household’s nanny and near-fatal assault on his estranged spouse.

Of the various 1000’s who joined an internet jury, 84 per cent mentioned he murdered Sandra Rivett and tried to homicide Veronica, the mom of his three kids.

However 16 per cent declared him harmless, making the end result nearer than many might need anticipated. Had a number of dozen extra cleared him, the jury would have been hung if making use of the identical guidelines as actual trials the place judges settle for 10-2 majority verdicts.

The choices have been introduced in a particular episode of The Trial of Lord Lucan, a podcast sensation which reached No 1 within the true crime charts for Apple and Spotify, and made the highest ten general within the UK. The mock trial enthralled audiences simply because the world has been captivated by the enduring thriller.

The Lucan affair scandalised Britain when the peer went on the run after Mrs Rivett, 29, was bludgeoned to demise with a lead pipe within the basement kitchen on the Belgravia mansion.

It has been nearly 50 years since British aristocrat Lord Lucan, 39, vanished with out a hint

Barrister Max Hardy (right) prosecuted Lord Lucan in the trial, while Edward Henry KC is acting for the defence

Barrister Max Hardy (proper) prosecuted Lord Lucan within the trial, whereas Edward Henry KC is performing for the defence

The Earl disappeared after his children's nanny Sandra Rivett was murdered in the family home

The Earl disappeared after his kids’s nanny Sandra Rivett was murdered within the household dwelling

The blood-soaked basement with Sandra Rivett¿s body inside a mail sack beside a cast-off shoe

The blood-soaked basement with Sandra Rivett’s physique inside a mail sack beside a cast-off shoe

Woman Lucan, who was concerned in a bitter custody battle with him and who was believed to be the supposed sufferer, suffered severe head accidents.

Every single day final week, in a world-exclusive podcast occasion, listeners heard the proof towards Lucan, who disappeared inside hours of the assaults in 1974 and has by no means been seen since.

The Crown’s case was lastly laid naked when the Mail obtained a beforehand confidential police report written in 1975, which detailed why detectives thought he dedicated the crimes.

New episodes instructed how Lucan’s Previous Bailey trial might have unfolded had he been caught.

Two of Britain’s most outstanding barristers – Max Hardy and Edward Henry KC – offered the prosecution and defence instances in meticulous element.

Lord Lucan's wife Veronica Mary Duncan suffered a near-fatal assault on the same night

Lord Lucan’s spouse Veronica Mary Duncan suffered a near-fatal assault on the identical evening

The Trial of Lord Lucan: Follow The Mail's brand new podcast wherever you get your podcasts

The Trial of Lord Lucan: Comply with The Mail’s model new podcast wherever you get your podcasts

Lady Lucan with Frances and George, two of the three children she had with her husband

Woman Lucan with Frances and George, two of the three kids she had together with her husband

On the finish of the five-day trial on Friday, the viewers may vote on MailOnline whether or not the seventh Earl of Lucan was accountable for the crimes. By the midday deadline on Sunday, there had been a staggering response.

Of those that gave causes, the important thing components for a responsible verdict included Lord Lucan vanishing with out making an attempt to clear his identify and circumstantial proof, equivalent to Lord Lucan’s potential affairs, money owed and tempestuous relationship together with his spouse.

However some felt the proof was not irrefutable or there have been inconsistencies in Woman Lucan’s account plus they felt she had a transparent motive to accuse him.

Doubts have been raised in regards to the poor crime scene preservation and a few believed one other particular person might have been concerned.

Hear the particular verdict episode at dailymail.co.uk/lucan

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