GUILTY UK - Nicola Fellows, 10, Karen Hadaway, 9, Moulsecoomb, Brighton, 9 Oct 1986

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    The Crown Court
    at Central Criminal Court
    Daily List for Tuesday 4 December 2018 at Old Bailey London EC4M 7EH

    Court 16
    - sitting at 10:00 am

    THE HONOURABLE MR JUSTICE SWEENEY

    Trial (Part Heard)

    T20187023
    BISHOP Russell


    DTA, Order made under s.82 CJ Act 2003 Order made under Contempt of Court ACT
     
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    In a closing speech, Brian Altman QC told jurors: "In this case, as you have witnessed yourself, the defendant chose to give evidence but within a relatively short time of my beginning my cross-examination of him he refused to return after the mid-morning break.

    "During that time you may conclude he showed you his true colours - an abusive, aggressive, controlling man.

    "He is a coward to refuse to continue his evidence before you and he is a cowardly paedophile who thinks nothing of attacking a seven-year-old child and, on the evidence we suggest, killing two nine-year-old girls purely for his own sexual gratification."

    Mr Altman said Bishop's claim he attacked the seven-year-old out of rage to 'shame her' was 'ludicrous'.

    The prosecutor went on: "The 'deep shame' he said he felt was exposed not as shame but simply as a sham to play to his audience and try to provoke your sympathy while he continued to play the victim, just as he played the people around him in 1986 pretending to be shocked and grief stricken."


    Paedophile accused of murdering two girls 'refuses' to attend court


    this is from yesterday's closing speech
     
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    Bishop, prosecutor Brian Altman QC told the court, is a sex attacker “whose latent aggression lies just below the surface”

    Mr Altman invited the jurors to ask themselves how Mr Fellows could have killed the two girls on his way home from work, given on that journey he also went into a butcher’s in George Street, Hove, to buy some ham for his tea.
    Could he really, Mr Altman asked, “have killed the girls in the den, all the while with the George Street butcher’s ham under his arm or in his hand? None of it works”.


    The prosecutor added that Marion Stevenson, who told the News of the World about the video allegation in a story published three days after the 1987 trial, was a “wholly unreliable witness” who had been drinking and smoking pot and may have misremembered things.
    Mr Altman said Ms Stevenson, who was 16 at the time, had been put up to speaking by Bishop’s “domineering” mother.

    In the immediate aftermath of Bishop being acquitted in 1987, Mr Altman said the aim may have been to highlight his innocence and, possibly, to claim compensation and damages for his arrest and prosecution.

    But in 1990, the court has heard, Bishop abducted, strangled and sexually assaulted a seven-year-old girl.
    Having been convicted of that sex attack, the court heard, Bishop has spent the last 28 years in jail as a high-risk Category A prisoner.


    Predatory paedophile Russell Bishop ‘scraping barrel’ by accusing girl’s father of child murder, court hears
     
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    Central Criminal Court 16 T20187023
    russell bishop
    Details: Trial (Part Heard) - Resume - 10:07
    Trial (Part Heard) - Prosecution Closing Speech - 10:11
    Trial (Part Heard) - Legal Submissions - 11:37
    Trial (Part Heard) - Case adjourned until 12:10 - 11:43
    Trial (Part Heard) - RUSSELL BISHOP; Defence Closing Speech - 12:12
    Trial (Part Heard) - Case adjourned until 14:05 - 13:04
    Trial (Part Heard) - Resume - 14:04
    Trial (Part Heard) - Resume - 14:10
    Trial (Part Heard) - RUSSELL BISHOP; Defence Closing Speech - 14:11
    Trial (Part Heard) - Legal Submissions - 15:06
    Trial (Part Heard) - RUSSELL BISHOP; Defence Closing Speech - 15:19
    Trial (Part Heard) - Case adjourned until 10:00 - 16:06
     
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    So Prosecution speech was approx 5.5 hours and Defence, so far, is 3 hours
     
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    Long closing speeches, both Prosecution and Defence - presumably Jury out by tomorrow.
     
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    Trial is listed for 10am tomorrow -


    The Crown Court

    at Central Criminal Court
    Daily List for Friday 7 December 2018 at Old Bailey London EC4M 7EH
    Court 16
    - sitting at 10:00 am

    THE HONOURABLE MR JUSTICE SWEENEY


    Trial (Part Heard)

    T20187023
    BISHOP Russell




    DTA, Order made under s.82 CJ Act 2003 Order made under Contempt of Court ACT
     
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    Thanks Alyce.
     
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    I feel I have to post this from the BBC website. Alyce's posts and links have been such a help but maybe this has to be included :

    Jurors urged to 'right 32-year injustice'

    Russell Bishop trial: Jury urged to 'put right 32-year injustice'
    • 5 December 2018
    • Jurors trying a man for a second time for the murder of two girls in woodland have been urged to "put right a 32-year injustice".

    Prosecutor Brian Altman QC said Russell Bishop walked Nicola Fellows and Karen Hadaway "to their deaths" in Wild Park, Brighton, in October 1986.

    Mr Bishop was cleared in 1987 but is on trial again after new evidence emerged.

    His lawyer said a subsequent conviction for offences against another girl did not make him guilty of these murders.

    Mr Bishop, 52, was convicted in 1990 of the kidnap, sexual assault and attempted murder of a seven-year-old girl on the South Downs near Brighton - three years after he was acquitted for the murders of Nicola Fellows and Karen Hadaway.

    Mr Altman said to the jury: "We ask you to put right a 32-year-old injustice by returning verdicts of guilty."
    Joel Bennathan tQC told the Old Bailey during his closing speech: "They are awful offences, and anyone coming to this who did not have the benefit of [the judge's] directions would probably think you don't come back from that.

    "You don't do what happened to that little girl in 1990 and pop up in a trial and expect a fair trial.

    "Once you know what happened in 1990 that will do, that's enough, don't worry about the rest.

    "Ladies and gentlemen
    Mr Bishop refused to return to the dock to face cross-examination by Mr Altman on Tuesday.

    His barrister said he had been "wound up" by the prosecutor.

    Mr Bennathan said: "The 1990 offences are an entirely proper area of questioning but it is also blindingly obvious from the word go it was winding Mr Bishop up."

    He said questions about "deeply personal" love letters that he wrote to a 13-year-old girl while awaiting trial in 1987 had a similar effect on his client.
     
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    Latest update, looks like Judge has spent the day summing up - so 2 hours yesterday and about 4 hours today !
    ( remembering back to Cilliers case, think he was the same, very lengthly summing up )



    Central Criminal Court 16 T20187023
    russell bishop
    Details: Trial (Part Heard) - Summing Up - 11:47
    Trial (Part Heard) - Summing Up - 14:09
    Trial (Part Heard) - Summing Up - 15:33
     
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    Mr Bennathan said: "The 1990 offences are an entirely proper area of questioning but it is also blindingly obvious from the word go it was winding Mr Bishop up.



    Thanks for that Jessie - very interesting.

    I dont think JB has the best way with words ! - somehow I can't quite see the Jury having sympathy for the defendant because he is being wound up.
     
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    Quite - We are being asked to believe Bishop is a sensitive, easily upset sort of chap --- yeah right :rolleyes:
     
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