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Joanna Yeates: The Single Sock Killer And Chris Jefferies Sues

JOANNA Yeates: First a quick word on Chris Jefferies – this year’s Robert Murat: Mr Jefferies has employed lawyers, London-based Stokoe Partnership. The company’s Rhys Mardon has written to the media:

“We are extremely concerned about how our client is being portrayed in the media, and how material of potential relevance to the investigation has been published. His name has been blackened, and his privacy invaded. This may ultimately prejudice his right to, and any prospect of, a fair trial, in the event that he is subsequently charged.”

“Given that the proceedings referred to within the material published are active within the meaning of the Contempt of Court Act 1981, we consider that the publication of the material is a contempt of court and creates a substantial risk that the course of public justice will be seriously impeded or prejudiced.”

You can read just how badly he has been treated by the press here. The murder of Joanna Yeates may well feature in a libel court before it hits any criminal court.

That said, we can now look at today’s barrage of facts in the press:

The Mirror (front page): “JO’S KILLER CAUGHT ON CCTV”

“Two people seen tracking tragic Jo”

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Posted: 5th, January 2011 | In: Reviews | Comment