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Thread #65313   Message #1074672
Posted By: The Shambles
17-Dec-03 - 01:59 PM
Thread Name: BS: Huntley Guilty
Subject: RE: BS: Huntley Guilty
Had she not given the alibi, it may have resulted in Huntley being arrested sooner and the family's may have been spared a little of their pain but it would not have saved the children as they were aleady dead. So perhaps the sentence may be a little harsh but she did lie and who knows what the truth was or what she really knew. Perhaps this will be established before she is released?

One can only hope that the vetting system will be urgently improved as a result of this case, as I agree that it was the failure of the vetting system that directly led to these children's terrible fate.

When you think that one of the children was a witness to the death of her friend before being killed herself, you realise how terrified they must have been. A terror that Huntley seems unable to understand.

It was strange but nice to hear the journalists clapping the families at the press conference - as it seemed to be genuinely expressed respect. Hopefully they can now be left alone.

This may sound more than a little insesitive but given the publicity that Vodephone have received every time that photo of the girls in their Man Utd shirts was shown - perhaps they could find a way of repaying this?