Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Phew !

The suspected killer of student Sally Geeson has killed himself. Police were looking for him. A sort of justice appears to have been done.

Had he been arrested and held on remand before his suicide, he'd immediately have become a poster boy for those who attack "the moral bankruptcy of Blair's prisons policy", another tragic victim like Harold Shipman. Worse, for like the late Fred West, he had not been convicted of the crime. Innocent until proven guilty and all that.

According to Home Office figures (p72) approximately 40 suicides a year are of the chief suspects in homicide cases.

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