The Court of Appeal ruled in favour of Barry George, 47, in his second attempt to overturn his conviction for the murder of BBC presenter Jill Dando, 37, who was shot dead on the steps of her west London home in April 1999.
“The verdict is unsafe. The conviction will be quashed,” said presiding judge Nicholas Phillips. George was remanded in custody, as no application was made for bail.
One wonders, if found innocent, who the police will fit -up investigate next? Another fantasist? A Freddie Mercury-o-gram ? Or maybe somebody with mental health problems ? Easy-peasy eh, its not about truth is it? it’s about being seen to get the right man, even if they are the wrong man…… just ask Gerard Hunter, Richard McIlkenny, Paddy Hill, Stephan Kisko or even Derek Bentley ( Ah, alas, too late!)
UPDATE: I posted this in November 2007, today 1/08/2008, Barry George is finally a free man. Read the story here.
Don’t’cha just love British Justice eh ? “Best in the world” as Ruth Ellis used to say!