Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Mark Weston

Mark Weston was was convicted this week of murdering Vicki Thompson on 12 th August 1995 while she was walking her dog in Ascott-under-Wychwood, Oxfordshire. She caught him watching her and 'performing a sexual act'. He beat her repeatedly about the head with a heavy object or objects, causing skull fractures and severe brain injury. She died six days later.

What makes this case special is that Weston was tried for the murder at Oxford Crown Court in 1996 and acquitted. Changes to the double jeapourdy laws allowing retrails where there is fresh evidence enabled Weston to be retried. New DNA evidence was brought to light after re-examining the black boots taken from Weston at the time of the original trial. Minute traces of blood were found that were missed the first time round.

So you thought you had got away with it, did you? Well Old Nick would have got you in the end, but Reading Crown Court has got there first. Plenty of time to warm up the oven while he rots in prison.

Nominated by : Old Bailey


Sir Henry Morgan said...

"Dioclese said...

Plus we do seem to be losing sight of the fact that Jody McIntyre is a cunt of the first order...In the interests of equality, I would be happy to turn him into a smoker by setting fire to him."

Yes - I'll nominate the twat for a bit of local warming.