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Joanna Yeates: Vincent Tabak’s 20 Seconds Of Madness

by | 18th, October 2011

JOANNA YEATES: Anorak’s look at Vincent Tabak’s murder trial in the news:

The front pages :

Daily Mirror: “HOW I KILLED HER”
Daily Express: “How I killed Joanna Yeates”
Daily Star: “I killed Joanna in 20 seconds”
The Sun: “Tabak’s version of how Jo died”
i: Joanna Yeates was strangled for 20 seconds”

Why is this front-page news in all the tabloids?

Vincent Tabak is at Bristol Crown Court. He says he didn’t intend death or serious injury “.

Prosecutor Nigel Lickley QC reads aloud Vincent Tabak’s statement with paraphrasing:

“The two were facing each other. He put one arm around her back, at the middle of her back. She screamed. He put his other hand over her mouth and noise of the screaming ceased. He removed his hand from her mouth and the screaming continued. He then put his hand around her throat, which had been the hand around her back. He held it there for around 20 seconds. He applied no more than moderate force, on a scale of one to three of light, moderate and severe. He didn’t intend serious injury. The action killed Miss Yeates. He accepts it was unlawful.”

Then opportunity struck:

Detective Constable Karen Thomas tells the court that Mr Tabak had reported that Mr Chris Jefferies’ car had been moved on the night of 17 December:

“Mr Tabak felt that was important information we should know about.”

The media was funning for Mr Jeffries. Tabak fed the beast.

Detective adds:

“Mr Tabak said that having seen the footage he remembered seeing Mr Jefferies’ Volvo parked facing away from the road. The next morning, it was facing in the opposite direction, towards the road. The indication being that Mr Jefferies had moved his vehicle during the night.”

Det Con Thomas travelled to the Netherlands to get

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