By Sion Jenkins,Bob Woffinden
In February 1997 Billie-Jo Jenkins was once murdered at her domestic in Hastings, Sussex. In July 1998 her foster father Siôn used to be convicted and despatched to legal for all times. After a enormous felony conflict, within which there have been an unparalleled six court docket hearings, Siôn Jenkins was once eventually acquitted in February 2006 after a gross miscarriage of justice. Having already confronted 3 felony trials, Siôn Jenkins needed to suffer a fourth – a tribulation by means of media which maintains to this present day. Now, Siôn Jenkins places on list what truly occurred; the complete tale from the start.
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As I told Billie to stop, Esther launched herself at her, and Billie reacted by grabbing Esther and pulling her hair, so I had to separate them. Later, Billie recognised that, in attacking Esther, she had hurt her. As she grew older, Billie stopped using violence as a way of reacting to disappointments or testing situations. From the outset, our overall strategy was both to encourage her to maintain contact with her own family while at the same time playing down the fact that she was fostered and treat her as one of our own.
At that moment, I could not believe I was the person standing in the dock. The clerk of the court asked the foreman if the jurors had reached a verdict. ’ The next word I heard was, ‘Guilty’. It just hadn’t occurred to me that a jury would convict me. I simply couldn’t take it in. When the verdict was delivered, the court erupted and the whole atmosphere immediately became heated and claustrophobic. In some respects, the court resembled a scene from a Brueghel painting. Men and women leant over the balcony of the public gallery, their faces distorted with anger and rage, shouting ‘Murderer’, ‘Evil bastard’, and worse.
She had to write reports at home and had some flexibility with her hours of work but, like many part-time workers in the social services sector, found that the demands of the job increasingly encroached on her own time. 30pm. By that time, all the girls would be in their nightclothes and slippers. Occasionally, I would bundle them all into the car and we’d drive down to the station to meet her off the train. In her new job, Lois started mixing with a new group of people. We seemed to have become strangers, with nothing in common apart from our daughters.