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Tabloids Condemn ‘Oddball’ Chris Jefferies For Murder Of Joanna Yeates

by | 31st, December 2010

JOANNA Yeates: Chris Jeffries is in custody. He’s the “strange” (Sun ), nutty” (Mail), good old “Mr Chips” (Express ) figure suspected of murdering his blonde , 25-year-old tenant.

As for news of the case, well, Peter Stanley, 56, (pictured) says he was asked by Mr Jefferies to help jump start Greg Reardon’s car. He was Joanna’s live-in boyfriend. He needed his car to drive to Sheffield. It was while he was away that Joanna Yeates vanished. Says Mr Stanley:

“It was a non-event at the time, but absolutely poignant now – what if we didn’t get the car to start?”

Such are the facts. Small things can seem important after the event. Things like Mr Jefferies hair and his not being married. The media have his name. And they are looking at everything about him with sideways eyes.

One neighbour did call him a pillar of society ”. And he did hold down a job at Clifton College for 35 years? He rented out his flat to Joanna Yeates and her boyfriend Greg Reardon. He is  the vice-chairman of his local Neighbourhood Watch team. What picture of him do such facts construct?

Attorney General, Dominic Grieve tells the BBC Radio 4 show The

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