Feeds

Jenkins Web site protests killer's innocence

He didn't do it, claims remarkably honest and comprehensive site

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

Sion Jenkins, the deputy headmaster found guilty of murdering his foster daughter has set up a Web site claiming a miscarriage of justice. Jenkins was jailed for life in July 1998 for battering 13-year-old Billie-Jo to death with a tent peg. His prosecution rested mainly on the discovery of 150 "invisible" blood spots on his clothing. Jenkins' erratic behaviour that day and several weak "revelations" about his character that appeared during the trial helped convince the jury that he had murdered Billie-Jo and then taken his daughters out shopping in an attempt to produce an alibi. The site itself is surprisingly honest and comprehensive. The prosecution's arguments are spelt out and bias is relatively constrained. The background behind the case is factual and the site is helpfully split into sections. Whether or not Sion Jenkins is guilty of murdering his step-daughter, the site does raise some interesting questions (the case has also been the subject of Channel 4's Trial and Error investigative programme). To The Register's mind, this is exactly the kind of use that the Internet ought to be put to - who, for example, would ever have access to this information if it weren't on the Web? If Jenkins is guilty of the crime, no number of Web sites is going to help him get out. If on the other hand he is innocent, this fits in with the old philosophy of the Net acting as an empowerer of the common people (remember those idealistic times before big business assumed control?). ® Link Justice for Jenkins

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk

More from The Register

next story
Facebook, Apple: LADIES! Why not FREEZE your EGGS? It's on the company!
No biological clockwatching when you work in Silicon Valley
'Cowardly, venomous trolls' threatened with TWO-YEAR sentences for menacing posts
UK government: 'Taking a stand against a baying cyber-mob'
Doctor Who's Flatline: Cool monsters, yes, but utterly limp subplots
We know what the Doctor does, stop going on about it already
Happiness economics is bollocks. Oh, UK.gov just adopted it? Er ...
Opportunity doesn't knock; it costs us instead
Arab States make play for greater government control of the internet
Nerds told to get lost in last-minute power grab bid at UN meeting
Zippy one-liners, broken promises: Doctor Who on the Orient Express
Series finally hits stride, but Clara's U-turn is baffling
Don't bother telling people if you lose their data, say Euro bods
You read that right – with the proviso that it's encrypted
Apple SILENCES Bose, YANKS headphones from stores
The, er, Beats go on after noise-cancelling spat
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
Win a year’s supply of chocolate
There is no techie angle to this competition so we're not going to pretend there is, but everyone loves chocolate so who cares.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Intelligent flash storage arrays
Tegile Intelligent Storage Arrays with IntelliFlash helps IT boost storage utilization and effciency while delivering unmatched storage savings and performance.