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Joanna Yeates: Vincent Tabak Is Damned By Prescriptive Texting

by | 11th, October 2011

JOANNA YEATES: The trial of Vincent Tabak is underway. He says it was manslaughter. The prosecution says it was murder.

Front pages :

“KILLER DOID XMAS SHOP WITH JO’S BODY IN BOOT” Daily Star

“KILLER WENT SHOPPING WITH JO’S BODY IN HIS BOOT” – Daily Mirror

“Tabka strangled Jon and then texted his girlfriend I’M BORED” – The Sun

“Killer went shopping with body in cart boot” – Daily Express

The facts:

The victim was strangled.

Prosecuting counsel says Jo’s death was “uncomfortable and painful”. It was not “instantaneous”.

Her body had marks on both writes. She had 43 separate injuries.

She was clothed. Her jeans had not been undone. But her bra had been puyshedf up over part of her right breast.

Tabak’s DNA was found on Jo’s breast and on her jeans at the back of her knee.

Nigel Lickley QC (prosecuting):

”There was a violent struggle by Miss Yeates to survive. ‘He might have let go but he did not. He knew that Miss Yeates was in pain but struggling to breathe.”

“…He was in complete control and knew what he was doing. At the same time, he knew Joanna Yeates was resisting and fighting for her life. Her injuries are consistent with her struggle, her desperate struggle.”

“…You have to determine his state of mind when he killed Joanna Yeates, including the time leading up to her death and what he wanted to do when he held her throat for long enough and with sufficient force to kill her.

“He was in control at that stage. He could have stopped but he didn’t. He didn’t panic or lose control at that time. He was controlled and calculating. You have seen him on film (CCTV) shortly afterwards making decisions and beginning to cover his tracks.”

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