The murder of Miss Middleton was a tragedy, what followed was an amazing fiasco which should leave all reasonable, decent people concerned or stunned. Just how did this comedy of errors lead to such an intolerable 'result'?
The basis of the miscarriage of justice has always centered on the granting of immunity to a suspect. Now, for the first time we hear the following:
AG denies deal in Middleton case
Karen Smith The Royal Gazette Ltd
Bermuda, August 15, 2000
Attorney General Elliott Mottley denied there had ever been an immunity deal
offered to one of the suspects in the Rebecca Middleton murder.
He refuted claims that Kirk Mundy had been offered a lesser charge,
that of accessory after the fact, in return for a guilty plea and information.
He said: "There never was an immunity deal offered to Mundy. He
was charged based on the evidence that the Police provided us with at the
time. "They had nothing else
but his statement.
years people have said there was a deal, but there was no deal. There was no
written immunity document because there was no immunity offered.
have never spoken out before, but now I think it is time."
Comment: Stop the press! This is an incredible turn of events but the 'confession' appears to have been accepted without so much as a second look. There never was an immunity agreement? This needs to be investigated in depth.
appears a formal complaint against the officers involved in the enquiry needs
to be made at the highest level, investigated by an independent, overseas
commission. The former AG’s
comments are astounding.
Attorney General Saul Froomkin has said:
he is of the impression there was such an agreement.
Assistant Commissioner of police Vic Richmond has apparently said:
he is of the impression there was an agreement.
it appears everyone is playing word games, skirting about the issue, avoiding
answering the question directly. So
far, no one has actually said categorically that there existed a ‘deal’,
the granting of immunity. What we
now have is a denial.
What has Mundy’s lawyer to add?
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