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Thread #65313   Message #1074517
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
17-Dec-03 - 10:22 AM
Thread Name: BS: Huntley Guilty
Subject: RE: BS: Huntley Guilty
She's got 3 1/2 years for "conspiring to pervert the course of justice".

Which seems excessive to me, sinc etherre's no efvidence whatsoever linking her to the deaths of the children, or indicating that she covered up for her partner after she'd hesard anuything to suggest he might have been lying to her.

I suspect that a lot of people in a situation where someone they trusted needed an alibi to cover them against something they were sure they hadn't done would be likely to have gone along with providing it.

She might well have been able to rationalise it, telling herself that she were actually helping to stop the police wasting time on following up a false trail. And of course there have been a number of cases where innocent people have been imprisoned for many years, where a false alibi might actually have served to avoid a miscarriage of justice.

Foolish but not wicked. I'd have thought "time served" might have been nore appropriate.