Andrew Mallard died in a hit-and-run accident after being wrongly jailed for 12 ...

Footage has emerged showing the final moments of an Australian man who was wrongly jailed for 12 years over a jeweller's brutal murder.

Andrew Mallard, 56, died after he was struck by a car while crossing a road at Sunset Boulevard and Formosa Avenue in on Thursday. 

The vehicle fled east on Sunset Boulevard, LA Police said in a statement.

CCTV footage shows Mallard making a purchase at a store about 1.15am, which police say was 15 minutes before he was killed.   

Andrew Mallard died after he was struck by a car while crossing a road at Sunset Boulevard and Formosa Avenue in Hollywood on Thursday

Andrew Mallard died after he was struck by a car while crossing a road at Sunset Boulevard and Formosa Avenue in on Thursday

Mallard spent more than a decade in jail before his conviction was quashed in the High Court in 2005, allowing him to be released the following year.

Mallard was free for only 13 years after being cleared of murder. 

Mrs Lawrence, a business owner in Mosman Park, Perth, was attacked at her jewellery shop on the afternoon of Monday, 23 May 1994. 

She was attacked sometime between 3pm and 6pm and died in an ambulance at 7pm. 

Mallard quickly became a suspect because a witness saw a man matching his description outside the shop.

He had been released from police custody earlier that day after being arrested for breaking into his his girlfriend's ex-boyfriend's apartment and was seen arriving in Mosman Park in a taxi at around 5pm. 

Mallard had a history of mental illness but no history of violence. There was also no weapon, blood or DNA connecting him to the case.

Two key pieces of evidence led to his conviction – the first was police notes from interviews with Mallard where it was claimed Mallard had confessed.

The second was 12 minutes of an 11-hour interview where Mallard was filmed speculating how Ms Lawrence may have been killed. 

CCTV footage shows Mallard making a purchase at a store about 1.15am, which police say was 15 minutes before he was killed

CCTV footage shows Mallard making a purchase at a store about 1.15am, which police say was 15 minutes before he was killed

Andrew Mallard (pictured), 56, was found guilty of killing Perth business owner Pamela Lawrence in 1994 in one Australia's worst miscarriages of justice

Andrew Mallard (pictured), 56, was found guilty of killing Perth business owner Pamela Lawrence in 1994 in one Australia's worst miscarriages of justice

'If Pamela Lawrence was locking the store up, maybe she came in through the back way, the front door was already locked… Maybe she left the key in the back door and that's why he had easy access, and that's why she didn't hear him until he was… in the store,' he told police.   

Mallard spent 12 years of his life sentence at Casuarina Prison in Perth before he was released in 2006.

Months later a cold-case review found a palm print linking English backpacker Simon Rochford to the crime scene. 

The convicted murder was serving a 15 year minimum sentence for bashing his girlfriend Brigitta Dickens to death.

He had four years left on his sentence when he was questioned by police in relation to mother-of-two Ms Lawrence's death.

A week later he committed suicide in a West Australian prison after being publicly named as the new suspect for Ms Lawrence's murder.

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