Saturday, August 02, 2008

Barry George.

A question. If Barry George didn't kill poor Jill Dando, then who did? And why was this man's conviction so easily overturned on appeal?

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16 Comments:

Anonymous eva said...

And I thought that was a done and dusted deal already..
Have no other comments right now, need coffee.
Oh, but good morning :)

9:13 a.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

Good morning to you, I too am in need of coffee. I'm wishing the kettle would boil faster.

9:26 a.m.  
Blogger Dr. James McInerney said...

I guess he was the local weirdo when she was killed and a conviction was needed.

9:35 a.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

Seems that way Docky, I heard his sister on the radio last year and she was so adamant he was innocent. Guess she has been proved correct. It only took the jury to days to free him so the case must really have been very shoddy. eight years is a very very long time to be wrongly jailed.

9:44 a.m.  
Blogger jothemama said...

In my hungover state, I half feel it might be no bad thing, given that he was such a professional stalker... I'd say the women he'd been photographing might have rested easier.

Still, the thought of all the people wrongly jailed is scary. Especially on deth row...

10:40 a.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

Liberty can be costly.
Good night Jo?

10:47 a.m.  
Blogger jothemama said...

yep! First time drinking in a looong time.
In John's a forninepounder meet up. Drunken posting not good. And blogging from a blogger meet up is disturbingly nerdy :)

Fun nonetheless. Though this morning I can't access my blogger blogs, I have no idea why. Explorer closes them.

10:56 a.m.  
Blogger Conan Drumm said...

I'm with the good Dr. It appears that he's a character with limited IQ and would not have had the mental wherewithal to pull off the crime and not leave forensic traces. The miniscule forensics used to put him away have since been discredited in other cases.

The cap fit and he was made to wear it.

12:40 p.m.  
Blogger Conan Drumm said...

Jo, inneresting you should say that... I've had probs with a few sites blogspot and others, IE just shuts up shop on them with an 'operation aborted' notice. Happened at Eryl's and Sam's gaffs.

Curious.

12:54 p.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

He was definitely a convenient patsy for plenty of people Conan.

1:17 p.m.  
Blogger Twenty Major said...

Conan, Jo - http://blog.wired.com/27bstroke6/2008/08/web-sites-using.html

3:06 p.m.  
Anonymous Bock the Robber said...

The CPS weren't particularly interested in the killer being convicted, as long as somebody was.

Barry George fitted the bill nicely.

7:03 p.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

He was a patsy Bock, pure and simple. He's not a particularly nice individual so it suited the power that be to lay this crime at his feet.

10:34 p.m.  
Blogger Bock the Robber said...

Yeah. It's true.

But do you know what?

He didn't kill Jill Dando, but he made some other woman's life a hell, so I can't feel a whole heap of sympathy for him.

12:13 a.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

As a person he's an out and out creep, but that doesn't mean he should be jailed from something he didn't do. Rather he should be made accountable for the things he did do. And also someone out there is responsible for Jill Dando's murder. Having a convenient patsy has allowed that person to have a relaxed few years.

8:59 a.m.  
Blogger Bock the Robber said...

That's right. The lazy cops and cynical CPS found a creep nobody would care about and left the real killer walking aroung untouched.

9:24 a.m.  

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