21 December 2006

Christmas Greetings

I have been going through a rough patch recently and have maybe neglected the diary by not posting on the blog.....I apologise.  Because I constantly await news from the CCRC nothing else seems of consequence and with yet another year drawing to a close without further news of an appeal I became very despondant. But as I have done over so many years I tell myself that the forth coming year WILL bring better news!!  Interestingly though I received a letter from my solicitor yesterday including a report he had commissioned and it contains excellent news.  Better not reveal too much at this stage but I am hopeful the CCRC will find it important and this can only add to their reasons of why I should get a new appeal. So can I take this opportunity to wish everyone a very happy, peaceful Christmas and a healthy, productive New Year.  Thank you all for your continued support and interest in my case and for your responses to the blog.

18 December 2006

Tom Stephens' Arrest - Re: Ipswich Murders

I have obviously followed the recent horrific news about the murders in Suffolk. Once again the way that drugs can dominate a persons life has become evident by the explanations from the women who are desperate enough to sell their bodies (the very reason so many end up in prison!)

However seeing the news today that a man has been arrested my first thought was -' I hope he is the right one' - because of course I know how it feels to be wrongly accused and convicted and often the media can act as judge and jury before all the facts are known. This man does seem to have put himself forward as a 'suspect' which could mean he wants to be caught, but it could also mean he merely wants the attention??

What is important is that the real culprit is apprehended and not allowed to slip through the net because this man is deemed guilty too soon.

About Me:
If you are new to this site please read this page which is a brief overview of my case. Make sure you read the part that lists the key evidence of the events surrounding the murder which were never brought up at my trial (and the jury were never told about).