I hate Alison, the unwashed bitch. My dream solution would be for Alison to disappear as if she never existed and then maybe I could give everything to the man I loved. ' These words of hate scribbled in a diary helped convict sisters Michelle and Lisa Taylor of the savage murder of newly wed Alison Shaughnessy. Alison had been stabbed 54 times during a frenzied attack in her own home. At their sensational trial the prosecution alleged that 21-year-old Michelle Taylor - who had been having an affair with Alison's husband - had murdered Alison in a jealous rage and that she was aided in her brutal attack by her 18-year-old sister Lisa. The case was reported in the tabloid press under lurid headlines such as Love Crazy Mistress Butchered Rival Wife. The jury found the Taylor sistres guilty of murder. Incredibly, having served less than one year of their sentences, the Taylor sisters were freed thanks to an exhaustive campaign by Bernard O'Mahoney. Bernard, having witnessed their trial, was convinced that a major miscarriage of justice had occurred and with his help their appeal was successful.