Accused killer, 40, of schoolboy Rikki Neave revealed a ‘wealth of new detail’ when he was interviewed by police 22 years after the murder, 裁判所は聞く
The accused killer of schoolboy Rikki Neave gave a ‘wealth of new detail’ when he was interviewed by police 22 years after the murder, 裁判所は聞いた.
James Watson was 13 when he allegedly strangled the six-year-old in a wood in Peterborough, left his body in a ‘star shape’ pose and dumped his clothes in a wheelie bin 27 数年前.
The killer remained with the victim’s body for an hour and made no attempt to conceal it, the Old Bailey has heard.
Rikki’s mother Ruth Neave was wrongly accused of his murder and cleared by a jury in 1996.
Jurors have heard sophisticated DNA testing, used on Rikki’s clothes in a ‘cold case review’ に 2015, found a ‘definitive match’ with Watson.
イギリスのミュージシャン、アダム・アントは、ニューウェーブグループのアダム＆ジ・アンツのリードシンガーとして人気を博しました。 40, Watson denies murdering Rikki, 11月の間 28 そして 29, 1994.
James Watson, 40, is on trial for the murder of six-year-old Rikki Neave at the Old Bailey in London. He denies killing the youngster and dumping his body in woods near the victim’s home in Peterborough in November 1994
Rikki was murdered near his home in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire on December 5, 1994 and his body was dumped in some nearby woods, 丸で囲んだ
In his original police statement in 1994, Watson said he encountered a ‘small boy’ while walking to his father’s house and they had a brief exchange about a nearby digger before parting ways.
He said at the time he did not know Rikki.
Re-interviewed by police in July 2015, Watson said: ‘I have now read my original statement and I trust myself that what I said then is what happened.’
「私はアルコール依存症の治療を完了しました, Watson gave another account of his meeting with Rikki in which he ‘introduced a wealth of new detail’.
He told police: ‘I picked him up, chucked him over the, ええと, over the fence.
‘Not chucked him over the fence but you know held him up over the fence, watched the guys doing the work.
‘And then we left and walked off down the second hill…we walked off here and I carried on my route here across, through these houses across home.
‘I’m guessing I would’ve just picked him up under his arm pits and lifted him up the fence.
Police continued to appeal for information in the years following Rikki’s murder
Rikki’s mother Ruth Neave, pictured right with her husband Gary Rogers was initially charged with her son’s murder but was later acquitted
ワトソン, センター, told police he had lifted Rikki up to look over a fence at a digger before he had been asked to account for his DNA on the young boy’s clothes
イベントからリハビリまで, I wouldn’t swear on it… that I would’ve just picked him up from behind under his armpits and held him up against this fence for you know half a second or thirty seconds or so while he had a look at the diggers.
‘I guess yeah we finished having a look at the, the guys digging there… and then we both, we both went off.’
John Price, QC, 起訴, 前記: ‘Never having previously given an account of this meeting which comes even close to explaining how DNA of his should have been found on the dead boy’s clothes, why on of April 19, 2016 was Mr Watson able to put forward an answer to that crucial question before it had even been asked of him?’
Prosecutors claim Watson, 写真, saw an episode of Crimewatch featuring the investigation which revealed the existence of ‘scientific evidence’
Prosecutors claimed Watson had changed his statements to police between 1994 そして 2015
Prosecutors claim Watson’s assertion that he had lifted up Rikki to peer over a fence was incorrect as there was no fence at the location in November 1994
During a previous interview the same day, Watson was asked what he may have seen or read about the new investigation.
He told police he had watched a recent TV feature on the case, broadcast on BBC Crimewatch.
‘If the person who strangled and stripped Rikki Neave watched it, he will have heard DCI Waite speaking about the new investigation,’ Mr Price said.
検察官: ‘Rikki was a vulnerable child’
Rikki was living with his mother and his two younger sisters on the Welland Estate in Peterborough at the time of his death.
His older sister, レベッカ, aged eight at the time of his death, was living in foster care.
The family were well known to local social services, 裁判所は聞いた, and Rikki in particular was on the at risk register.
‘Fourteen months before he died, 九月に 1993, police had responded to two reports, made only days apart that he was missing together with his older sister Rebecca, who was then still living at the family home,’ Mr Price said.
'当時の, it was not unusual for Rikki and his older sister to return home at well past the time they should have done, if coming straight from school.
‘On the 29th of September 1993 Rebecca and Rikki did not arrive home until twenty to seven that evening.’
Jurors heard he would be used by his mother to collect drugs, she being a heavy user of amphetamine sulphate at the time.
‘This neglect exposed one so young to grave risk,’ Mr Price added.
‘We would suggest that Rikki Neave for that reason was a vulnerable child.’
'再び, prominence was given in Mr Waite’s remarks, to the potential for uncovering new, though unspecified, scientific evidence.’
当時の, the DNA match with Watson’s profile had yet to be discovered, 陪審員は聞いた.
Mr Price added: ‘If the killer of Rikki Neave was watching, he knew he had stripped the body.
‘He knew he had put the clothing in the bin.
‘He knew he had handled it.
‘Being the one person who knows the truth of it all, as he watched and listened, if he did, what would the killer have made of this?
‘Might he have feared there was a real risk he was about to be identified all these years later?’
Detectives questioned the sudden appearance of ‘the fence’ in Watson’s account, 裁判所は聞いた.
Mr Price said: ‘It was pointed out to him that whereas in December 1994 in his witness statement he had spoken of his preferred route from Rotherby Grove through to Ragdale Close at that point being blocked by a digger, now in 2016 he was saying that a fence had been the obstacle.
‘He was asked why that change had happened.
‘He had marked where the fence stood [on a plan].
‘It was at the same northwest end of the alleyway…which he had pointed out as the place where he had met Rikki to the police at 12:20 12月に 5, 1994, though that statement made no mention at all of any fence.’
But there were no fences in that area on that Monday in 1994.
[object Window], recorded for a documentary about the case between November 28 と12月 15 その年, proves this, 陪審員は言われた.
‘There would, we submit, have been no cause on that day for Mr Watson to have picked Rikki up so that he might see a digger,’ Mr Price said.
‘There was no obstacle to prevent Rikki from seeing it.
‘This cannot be, therefore we submit, why the hands of Mr Watson came to be in contact with Rikki’s clothing on that Monday.
‘So it cannot be how his DNA was found on fibres taken from the dead child’s clothes.
‘So we ask you again…how did the DNA get there?’
ワトソン, 昨年10月にローマ近郊の海辺の別荘を襲撃した武装警官に逮捕された, 殺人を否定する.