Nat Fraser’s murder trial to be shown on TV

Nat Fraser's trial will feature in the documentary. Picture: TSPL staff

Nat Fraser's trial will feature in the documentary. Picture: TSPL staff

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The trial of convicted killer Nat Fraser is to be shown on television tonight, as cameras have been allowed into a Scottish courtroom in a unique documentary.

Channel 4 will screen the programme tonight at 9pm, about the 2012 retrial of Fraser for murdering his wife in 1998.

The Scottish High Court gave permission for the extraordinary access to the judicial system, which is based around the case of Arlene Fraser’s death.

Her body has never been found, and her husband has always maintained that he did not kill her.

The trial was recorded over six weeks at the High Court in Edinburgh and shows the process of justice from a unique perspective.

Nat Fraser was first brought to trial in 2003 for the murder – he was found guilty. But Fraser argued that the trial was a miscarriage of justice and challenged the verdict.

Eventually, after years of protesting his innocence, the conviction was quashed in 2011. In April 2012, Nat Fraser was sent back to the High Court in Edinburgh for a fresh trial, 14 years after his wife’s disappearance.

Fraser was found guilty in May of arranging the murder of his estranged wife, who vanished from her home in New Elgin, Moray, in 1998, on the day she was to have seen a solicitor about a divorce.

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