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Thread #65313   Message #1074692
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
17-Dec-03 - 02:29 PM
Thread Name: BS: Huntley Guilty
Subject: RE: BS: Huntley Guilty
"Who knows" - but the principle of "innocent until proved guilty" should mean that, unless there is compelling evidence to indicate that she knew, or believed, that Huntley was lying when he said that the girls had been unharmed when he last saw them walking away, ot is necessary to accept that she did not know, and did not believe .

From what I've read of the trial there was no such evidence, and I don't think there was any real suggestion by the prosecution to that effect.

Her offence was that she lied, and the reason she gave for that appear convincing. Her punishment already has been pretty terrible, which is why I think "time served" would have been an appropriate penalty.