Friday, 2 March 2012

Craig Roy


Doesn't look much, does he? But Craig Roy, 19, was convicted over the death of 16-year-old Jack Frew in woodland near their school in East Kilbride, Lanarkshire, in May 2010.

He stabbed the younger boy 20 times and slashed his throat with a kitchen knife.

Craig Roy, 19, was sentenced at the high court in Edinburgh on Thursday. He was convicted at Glasgow high court in January, after claiming Frew had pestered him and tried to blackmail him for sex.

During the 12-day trial, the jury heard that Roy had cheated on his long-term boyfriend Christopher Hannah with Frew and was plagued by guilt over his infidelity.

He admitted stabbing the openly gay teenager but claimed to have no memory of it.

On the night of the murder, he said Frew had sent a text message telling him to meet him in woods near their school. He claimed to have taken the knife to the meeting to scare the younger boy into leaving him alone.

Frew's windpipe was cut open, his lungs were punctured and there was knife damage to his ribs. Then instead of calling an ambulance for the dying teenager, Roy phoned his boyfriend for help for himself.

Roy's defence said he had a personality disorder which diminished his ability to control his actions but the jury rejected this claim, finding him unanimously guilty of murder after just two hours of deliberation.

Procurator Fiscal Janet Cameron said: "Craig Roy armed himself with a knife and carried out a violent, sustained and murderous attack on Jack Frew." She sentenced him to life imprisonment with a minimum tariff of 18 years.

Clearly a dangerous little bastard form whom the death penalty and a spell in the ovens would be more appropriate?

Nominated by : The Equalizer

57 comments:

jelly bean said...

Hi, stumbled across this crappy site, I thought I would let you know how disgusting it is, you obviously believe what is printed in the media. I'm telling you to take Craig Roy off of this site or I am contacting the police. Just so you know I am not joking about this. I'll check up on the site later on :)

Old Nick said...

I'll take that as a 'forgive' vote then? Feel free to contact the police but I would remind you that this guy was convicted in a court of law so you can hardly protest his innocence.

Anonymous said...

Yeah I know everything about it I was there. He is not a murderer. I know him, you people just judge ! None of you disgusting people take the fucking facts, you only listen to what is said on the news, oh and guess what the media make up shit all the time, you are a fucking disgusting human being. Ever thought maybe one of his family members might come across this, how do you think it makes them feel ??

Rob Roy said...

I imagine his family are really proud of him. How do you think his victim's family feel?

If you have a problem with the reported facts, I suggest you take them up with the Procurator Fiscal?

Anonymous said...

There are two people involved, so two families, there are two lives lost. Why would his family be proud ? The stuff that they need to deal with now? At least I can be open minded enough to look at it from both sides. You people obviously can't. Well can't do that anymore but I meant just the things the media say they twist words and make it sound completely different from what the truth actually is. But you idiots believe anything the news says.

Rob Roy said...

Proud? er.....that was sarcasm, you prat!

Anonymous said...

Well most you of people are idiots so you could of been serious :)

Anonymous said...

Why are you people dicks? Leave this innocent boy alone. You have no fucking clue about what happened that night. Read what you like in the papers, its all rubbish. They people will write anything just to make someone sound teribble. People dont see the actual facts. You are clearly a fucking idiot. Oh and have such a shitty life you actually have this website. Your fucking pathetic. Yeah i might be on it, but only to defend this boy. I hope something so terrible happens in your life and you've got to cope with the worst and people judge you and say the worst about you. So you can know how all of it feels. Your lowest of them all tbh.

Old Nick said...

Thank you for your incisive comments. Did you remember to register your 'forgive' vote?

Lorraine said...

He's evil beyond words. He stabbed Jack in the back to make sure he had no fighting chance. Evil coward knew exactly what he was doing. He was out to kill Jack and made sure he did it leaving not a chance of survival. Bring back the death penalty. The do gooders who disagree should think about how they'd feel if someone so evil butchered their children. Jack was a happy loving wonderful boy who's life was taken in a horrific way. Craig Roy is pure evil.

Anonymous said...

Did you really know Craig Roy ? Hmmm clearly not. CRAIG is not evil, complete opposite he is a wonderful loving boy <3 I'm sure you've got skeletons in the closet, you sound like an evil bitch for your comments just been made. Don't judge people when you don't even know them. Karma is a bitch and it will come round and get you back for things you've said. We're you there that night? No. Did you really know Jack ? Obviously not. You've got no clue. So keep your comments to yourself m'dear :) children being abused on any level is pure evil not Craig Roy. You sound as bad as anyone if that's what you truly believe. Open your fucking eyes and mind because you obviously have tunnel vision to think Jack was a saint... Far from it.

Anonymous said...

What a crap site

Anonymous said...

Good good good no other words for this lovely boy

Anonymous said...

Forgiven, cause god works in mysterious ways

Rob Roy said...

cunt cunt cunt - no other word for the anon poster on here or that cunt Roy

Anonymous said...

Someone needs to wake up and smell the roses!
FORGIVEN, always two sides, so don't believe most things....especially journalists at their worst.
.

Anonymous said...

Happy to see he has lost his appeal. Every day he wakes up in prison is a day that Jack Frews family wake up without their son. Craig Roy will at some point walk in public again, all he has to do is nothing, sit in prison at our expense and feel sorry for himself. His boy friend has dumped him and any plans he had to marry him and adopt are all gone for good.

Anonymous said...

He might of lost the appeal but you do realise he can appeal again and he will get it, it might takea while but he will, people will realise all the good he has done through out his life. Since he is an amazing boy. Do you not think Craig Roy's family wake up without their son and brother, they do. They lost someone too remember that. And it's not fair on them either. Who says he sits in prison and feels sorry for himself ???? Where do you get your shitty information from ? Aw yeah it's all made up cause your stupid. His boyfriend never dumped him, it's no ones business what happened between them two, and I'll have you know they are still very close. So no plans he's had aren't gone (; You people are so close minded. Seriously fucking grow up. No one is looking at all the facts. Craig Roy is innocent and he always will be, many people might not believe it but I for one know it and that's fine. He's fucking wonderful and nothing could change my mind.

Anonymous said...

Certainly is amazing. Not everybody gets to butcher their gay boyfriend!

It certainly was the court's business what happened between them as it resulted in a murder.

"No one is looking at the facts"? Talk to the judge and jury!!!!

And you think we should grow up? You are clearly a brain dead cunt - especially if you think this fucker is wonderful.

Are you also a member of the Raoul Moate fan club and think he's a great role model as well???

Anonymous said...

Shows how little you know....was not or ever was his boyfriend!
Facts are incorrect so that should show you how much else is incorrect


Forgiven forgiven forgiven forgiven forgven

Anonymous said...

I hope this site does crash and burn, as clearly shows mentality of individuals who can only express through the need of swearing! Also in high cases no jury can should be used.... As can not make a rational decision as emotion plays 100% in their thinking . As in this particular case I very much doubt they had a degree in understanding any of the professionals. This boy should be forgiven and lets face it no one on this god forsaken place has the right to judge anyone.....only at gods hand shall they be judged.
Take a good look at your own lives, stay out of others as you have nothing to comment on

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Anonymous said...

He's too beautiful to burn ! You people are terrible, everyone deserves a second chance.
Just imagine you people were put in this position? And you might think to yourself yous are fucking saints, your not. I genuinely hope something bad happens to each and everyone one of you one day, then you'll know how it is.

Bee said...

Would anonymous stand beside Jack's mum and tell her what a beautiful person Craig Roy he is? Do you know that she reads what you have said? Craig Roy destroyed a gorgeous happy human being simply because of his own twisted guilt at having been unfaithful.... you obviously have strong feelings FOR Craig Roy, would you be so forgiving if it had been the other way round and Jack had stabbed him IN THE BACK almost 20 times and left him to die? He may have done nice things in the past, but anything he has done has been negated by what he has done now.... and he doesn't even have the courage to stand up to it. His appeal was denied because he has absolutely no grounds for appeal... he murdered an innocent young boy.... and none of what I know is hearsay or media gossip, its first hand fact.... Do you have a mum? A sister? A close friend? Can you stop for one second and imagine the police coming to your door and telling you they have been murdered in this way? I mean really imagine it? People deserve a second change in a lot of circumstances, murdering someone's baby in cold blood because they have a messed up love life is not one of those circumstances!!!

Bee said...

Ps... Nothing bad can ever happen to jacks family that will ever hold a candle to having their son/brother taken from them in such a savage and pointless way and I hope you never have to try and live through anything like it, because only then would you understand the total despair that Craig Roy has caused

Anonymous said...

As previously stated god works in mysterious ways - things happen for a reason.
Well in that case yeah I would say so, I stand up for Craig completely, he is amazing and I will defend him for the rest of my life. That's fine if anyone else reads this, this is what it is for anyway. I don't know about being so forgiving to begin with if it was the other way around, but being someone who's had experience and dealt with these circumstances i could because there's two sides and whatever the courts say its wrong, because they want you to hear the worst.
Craig is still yet a wonderful boy like he was before, nothing's changed. He doesn't have the courage to stand up for what happened? Well why the hell would someone accept that knowing the concequences and they have no memory of anything. What's that say about courage ? What person do you know that would do that sort of thing. Hey you don't know what happened that night coulda been anyone.
Your loyalties may be good to your friend but you clearly did not know Jack and who and what he really was. I'm not being disresptful in any way by saying that but it's true.

Rob Roy said...

This cock sucking anonymous arsehole is becoming seriously boring.

Anonymous said...

Well simply don't read what I've said :) !

Bee said...

I knew Jack well... his mum knew him even better...as did his family and his friends who have known him right through school .... and everything that the courts and the media say is irrelevant because THE FACT IS CRAIG ROY MURDERED JACK, he took him away from his family and destroyed their lives along with his future. Whether Craig Roy was a model citizen and wonderful friend before or since makes no difference whatsoever to what he has done and the awful way in which he did it. He committed a completely evil premeditated act again someone who was totally defenceless at the time. I imagine if my son did something like Craig did I would still love and care for him, but I could NEVER defend what he had done. There is no justification for murdering a defenceless person in cold blood no matter what they have done. I don't doubt his family's lives have been destroyed too, but they have been destroyed because of HIS actions, so the only person they have to thank for their destroyed lives is him. Regardless of how much you love or care for someone, you are still able to see when they have done something as wrong as this. And that fact that he was "good and wonderful" before and after is what is the most terrifying thing about him.... it just shows how little you can really know a person.... I don't imagine in a month of Sundays you would ever have said Craig Roy was capable of this.... but HE WAS AND IS! And that's why he has been - and should be - locked up! You can continue to love and care about him - but you can never defend what he did (and what he told the police at the scene he did before his memory conveniently disappeared!).

Anonymous said...

Nothing convieniently disappeared......but clearly you didn't know Jack enough, certainly far from being a saint.
Craig will always be forgiven regardless what you or anyone choose to believe.
Murder I think not

Bee said...

I never said he was a saint... No one is. He was however a lovely young boy who would never have hurt anyone... And god knows how much I wish that was true of Craig roy as Jack would still be here if he was. And as they said in court - murder is the wicked disregard for human life ... And Craig Roy most definitely showed a wicked disregard for Jack's life. You can't stab someone that number of times IN THE BACK WHILE HE WAS TRYING TO RUN AWAY! And claiim it was anything other than murder. It was a totally frenzied attack on a completely defenceless boy and if you can reconcile that in your head enough to think he will be forgiven or is not a murderer then he's not the only one with problems

Anonymous said...

He didn'trun you daft 'B'.......and the lord does forgive, so on that goodbye cause I have much better things to be worrying about !!
Forgiven forgiven forgiven in both this life and the next

Rob Roy said...

Might have known - it's a religious nutter. You should burn the lot of them!

Bee said...

Shows how much you know ... But then its probably easier for you to believe he DIDNT run and get stabbed in the back while he did. And seriously "the lord" what would that be the one with the ten commandments???? Or have you got your own version of those too?

And yeah you should have better things to be worrying about than a murderering evil person ... I just wish Jacks family had better things to worry about !!!

Anonymous said...

Yeah ha

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas

Anonymous said...

Oops and a happy new year

Anonymous said...

Rob Roy.....haha alias known as an outlaw! For various accusations!
Dribble, forgiven

Robyn Roy said...

Look I'm related to Craig and I'm sick of seeing this crap written about him. Right fair enough you have your opinions but keep it too yourself I'm sure this upsets everyone else involved because I know it does me. So leave it out.
I'm pretty sure you are adults, yes. Be mature. No need for acting like a 5 year old arguing over things you don't know.

Old Nick said...

It seems to me that there are two people here with totally opposed views and I think they have made their respective positions absolutely clear.

I don't think they need to say any more, but I am not prepared to introduce censorship of comments.

Bee said...

I wouldn't normally post on a site like this to start with, but after the comments left saying 'lorraine' was an evil bitch who didn't know what she was talking about i felt I had to. I appreciate Robyn that it may upset you, but at least you have the comfort of knowing you can still visit your brother, jacks mum only has her complete grief and the knowledge that she will never see her boy again :'(

Anonymous said...

Fucking hell!

At the end of the day two guys go in to a wooded area, only one comes out alive. The other has been murdered, how does that make the living person "nice" or for that matter "innocent"? Grow up!

I've followed this story right from the start and I've always thought that there was something fishy about it. Something about Jack Frew weirded me out. When it was announced in court that he was allegedly a "sex pest" it all seemed to make sense.

Of course, people are going to stand up and say that Jack was a darling and wasn't capable of being a sex pest. As a gay male myself I can honestly say that I've met my fair share of younger guys who act all innocent and like butter wouldn't melt to their friends and family. However when you scratch below the surface you discover all sorts of disturbing things.

Neither Jack or Craig are innocent in this whole sordid affair. Jack is dead because of Craig and he is now paying the price for his actions. However, if Craig had kept his cock in his pants in the first place and not cheated on his boyfriend then perhaps, just perhaps, Jack might be alive today. If Jack was seriously pestering Craig then Craig should have handled the situation a lot better (hindsight is a wonderful thing, isn't it). If Jack was a complete pest then this is harassment and Craig could have dealt with it sensibly through the police, but that would have risked his boyfriend finding out.

I might be gay but I absolutely cannot stand the gay scene, gay people and the bitchyness that goes with it. I'm glad I removed myself from the scene and 'disposed' of my gay "friends" as I can't, and don't need shit like this. For anyone that's familiar with the 'scene' then you will know that instances like Jack and Craig's are more common than you'd think, just not many of them go as far as murder...

Anonymous said...

You obviously didn't follow it very clearly. Idiot. Think you know it all you don't.
Only person who knows is Craig and if you actually know him then you'll understand that there was other stuff going on in his life so just shut it, great :)
Don't make judgement or comments on something you don't understand and never will.

Anonymous said...

k29: Clearly the Anonymous being Christopher Hannah as he defends his bf to the end to this day, pair of sick fucks together it wouldn't surprise me if he was in on it and the romantic Roy was shielding him. I'm an athiest If there is a hell I hope they both go there and those others defending this monster in sheeps clothing.

Anonymous said...

all the tactless rubbish comments help no one i feel sorry for both boys as feel they were so young to cope with their feelings and also having to live amoung homophobics like the ones writing on this and no i dont know any of them only what i read in papers and on tv and i dont think craig roy got a fair trial due to this !!!!

Anonymous said...

Jack is Dead. Craig killed him. Craig is in jail. Justice prevails.

Anonymous said...

You are all a bunch of arseholes for believing things in the paper. If only you knew the truth.

Anonymous said...

well tell everyone the truth

nicole campbell said...

Craig roy is a specky wee beast burn

Anonymous said...

Typical brainless comment just goes to show !!!!!

truth said...

reading these comments has almost made me sick.

having known jack closely i agree he is no 'saint' - nobody has ever claimed this, and no such thing as a saint exists - not you, i, jack OR craig.

how anyone can defend such a callous animal is beyond me. how anyone can claim him to be a lovely person when there is evidence that he butchered a young boy to his death, slitting his windpipe and lungs is derranged.

my heart has been shattered by the actions of craig roy & i cannot begin to imagine the feelings of his family who are all great people. I do not agree with wishing death on anyone, its not my style. however i do agree that he deserves all punishments that come his way. how he manages to live with himself i will never know.

Anonymous said...

I hope someone up polmont sticks some sugar in a boiling kettle and scolds the wee prick

Truth said...

i also hope someone puts sugar in a boiling kettle and scolds whoever is defending him and blackening jacks name further on sites like this. there is no need. jack is gone and craig is to blame, nobody else. to defend his actions is unreal.

Anonymous said...

I sat with Craig's sister in some classes at school and she was delightful, and so was her brother (from what little I knew of him and had only met him twice), I'm not saying that what he did is justifiable but I don't think that there's any need for this page at all to be perfectly honest.
As I said he was delightful, and we all make stupid mistakes, big and small. Just stop all being so immature and drop it!

Anonymous said...

It's a shame Jack's family can't 'drop it', it's a shame that their lives have been destroyed and have become unrepairable, it's a shame that his friends had to lose such an amazing person at 16.

I agree to an extent that this page is cruel and somewhat unnecessary, however so were the actions of Craig Roy. A 'stupid mistake' is something we are all guilty of making, although most of our mistakes aren't brutal murders.

Anonymous said...

The person whom related about the "Scene" has hit the nail on the head, Jack was a minipultive typically gay scene kid, a mistake was made on Craig's part, (The cheating) it would of been fun to begin with, maybe him and Christopher were going through some trouble's, jack extended the olive branch to comfort and console Craig with said troubles, that moment of compassion soon gets manipulated into the being of the affair, push comes to shove Craig relised thing's with Chris weren't at a loss after all and ended thing's between him and jack, then the blackmail and such begins, back and forth text and call's etc till Craig snaps under the pressure of him being outed to the bf of how his moment of weakness during their prior fall out, So he arranges to meet him in the wood's to settle it pit him straight that he is back with Chris and him and jack were a mistake at his moment of weakness and the texting etc has to stop. But it continues escalating till boiling point Craig in his rage did what he did, I don't condone what he did for one second but having being around many gay men who operate like this and have gone about destroying life's because there so fixated on "getting there man" it's quick to judge what you don't know, only have to research Michale Alig to see an other example of how quickly thing's can escalate and be twisted and tarnished by the media for more profit. Yes it's wrong and he deserves to serve his time bit wishing he were dead etc makes you worse than a crime of enraged passion ending up in murder. But ask yourself this why did his uncle kill himself there is peices of the story on both sides that are missing and will probably not be answered. Bunch of keyboard warriors slinging mud without concrete fact's. Without thinking about the consequences of your action's next time some one has you backed in a corner see if your capable of remaining the flawless human you make you are. My thoughts are with Jack's family as they lost there son, but the Roy family aren't to blame for there son's action's and I find it a hard pill to swallow that jack was made out to be whiter than white, shoe were on the other foot you all say you are capable of walking away in a fit of rage......

Anonymous said...

I know you've said you don't condone what Craig did that night, however making excuses for his actions is simply unreasonable. I have never considered Jack to be some angelic boy who never did wrong, there is NOBODY like that. What I do know though is that Jack was one of the best people I have ever had the honour of calling a friend. He would never hurt a fly and to take a knife to confront someone just shows that he was willing to try to hurt him. Bringing Jack's uncle Colin into the matter is unnecessary. Until you have struggled with depression you will not understand how even the smallest of things can bring you to the edge, never mind the torment and heartbreak brought by the murder of one of your closest family members. Craig had a boyfriend who he 'loved' so much yet went on to cheat, knowing that there would one day be repercussions. To accept these & be honest with his boyfriend would have shown a lot more courage and respect, and we would still have our Jack with us today. As much as Jack was no more angelic than the rest of us, NO excuses for Craig will ever be good enough.