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Ozzie Osmond

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142 months

Rollcage

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88 months

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Relatively recent though IIRC, convicting without a body?


Oakey

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Grenoble

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Rollcage said:
Relatively recent though IIRC, convicting without a body?
Around 1949 for a famous case, as quoted a few posts back: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_George_Haigh

EvoraEvora

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ali_kat said:
Efbe said:
what if all he is guilt of is having a LHD discovery, which the police were already searching for due to the previous attempted abduction?

what is a white van was seen in the abduction, and that as been ignored because the police were too focussed on a previous case.
I think they have slightly more than that, however... originally it was a light coloured van; quite how kids got that so wrong as to be a blue Landrover I'm not sure.

Efbe said:
the thing is we don't have a clue, and we can't. we don't have a fraction of the facts, so supposing and drawing conclusions as fact is quite daft, even dangerous
yes
Sorry!!! but you are really coming across as some sort of apologist for this scumbag - the CPS obviously have overwhelming evidence against him otherwise there would be no charge.
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Oakey

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EvoraEvora said:
Sorry!!! but you are really coming across as some sort of apologist for this scumbag - the CPS obviously have overwhelming evidence against him otherwise there would be no charge.
Like Rebecca Leighton? You remember her, right?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2017819/...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-14...

EvoraEvora

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Yep Stockport nurse - next!


Oakey

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'Next' what? 'Next' person to condemn in your kangaroo court?

Getragdogleg

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EvoraEvora said:
Sorry!!! but you are really coming across as some sort of apologist for this scumbag - the CPS obviously have overwhelming evidence against him otherwise there would be no charge.
Alleged scumbag, please try to keep in mind that there has been no trial, not even a full police statement yet about what they think/believe happend.

If you cannot get your head around the "alleged" bit of the above then you might want to get back to Facebook where you can be among all the others who would see the guy hung or lynched just because "he has dark eyes" or something.


CommanderJameson

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I have a gut feeling that this chap will end up with all charges dropped.

Just seems a bit quick. The pressure on the police to come up with a suspect must have been immense.

Sheets Tabuer

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I dread to think he's innocent, jesus they've done a number on him if he is.

Grenoble

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CommanderJameson said:
I have a gut feeling that this chap will end up with all charges dropped.

Just seems a bit quick. The pressure on the police to come up with a suspect must have been immense.
It's the PCOJ that I can't work out in light of the other charges.

Getragdogleg

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Grenoble said:
It's the PCOJ that I can't work out in light of the other charges.
Thats the curious one. Is he perhaps some sort of fantasist idiot who has been willfully wasting the police time so he as been charged with PCOJ as well as the other charges but it might be that only the PCOJ sticks in the end?

From what I understand the Police had to charge him by 5pm tonight or let him go but now cannot question him further.

rover 623gsi

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Statement from Iwan Jenkins, District Crown Prosecutor, Crown Prosecution Service Cymru-Wales:

“The Crown Prosecution Service has been in close contact with Dyfed Powys Police as their extensive investigation into April’s disappearance has developed. In particular, we have been offering advice and guidance to the police since the suspect Mark Bridger was arrested last Tuesday.

“My role is to examine the evidence that is currently available and advise the police in respect of charges.

“I now have to advise that, having carried out a detailed review of the evidence gathered so far by Dyfed Powys Police, my conclusion is that there is sufficient evidence to charge Mark Bridger with the murder of April Jones, and that it is in the public interest to do so.

“I have also concluded that there is sufficient evidence and that it is in the public interest to charge the defendant with attempting to pervert the course of justice and child abduction.

“Accordingly, I have authorised Dyfed Powys Police to charge him with these offences and he will appear before Aberystwyth Magistrates’ Court on Monday morning.

“I realise that this is an incredibly difficult time for April’s family, friends and the community. My thoughts are with them – and indeed with all those affected by this week’s events.

“The huge public and media interest in this case is understandable. I would just like to stress that, whilst Mark Bridger stands accused of serious criminal charges, he retains the right to a fair trial. I would therefore ask that nothing is placed in the public domain that may undermine the criminal justice process.”

Details of the charges laid against Mark Bridger are as follows:

Murder, contrary to common law

Attempting to pervert the course of justice, contrary to common law

Child abduction, contrary to Section 2 of the Child Abduction Act, 1984

Getragdogleg

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Seems pretty clear. Also the "fair trial" warning is clear as well.

I hope that those searching find her, I hope they can bring some closure to the family and I hope the guilty party gets the punishment deserved for whatever it is they did to her.

Nasty business.

danjama

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If he did it, the bd has got to say where the body is. You just cannot do that to the family. She's just a child frown

otolith

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He may have told them, the answer might be "in the river" frown

Grenoble

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http://www.cps.gov.uk/legal/s_to_u/sentencing_manu...

Wide scope for where it might be PCOJ.

Interference with potential witnesses? (police officer/one of the kids)?

ALawson

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danjama said:
If he did it, the bd has got to say where the body is. You just cannot do that to the family. She's just a child frown
Unfortunately he isn't the first and unlikely to be the last. RIP April.

I just don't know what possess people to do stuff like this.

Sheets Tabuer

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otolith said:
He may have told them, the answer might be "in the river" frown
I fear that is exactly where she is.

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