Thursday, November 29, 2007

Man charged with Rachel Nickell's murder

London, UK

Just noticed this earlier this from the Reuters website:

"A 41 year-old man has been charged with the murder of Rachel Nickell almost two decades ago, the Crown Prosecution Service said on Wednesday.

Robert Napper, a former warehouseman from Plumstead, south-east London, is due to appear in court next week charged with the 23 year-old's murder.

The part-time model was found on Wimbledon Common, south London, in July 1992, after she had been attacked as she walked her dog with her two-year-old son, Alex.

She had been stabbed 49 times and sexually assaulted in one of Britain's most notorious murder cases. A fellow walker found Alex clinging to his mother's blood-soaked body".

This was a terrible murder and for a long-time a local man, Colin Stagg, was the main suspect.


Welshcakes Limoncello said...

I remember that murder and it was terrible. If a woman can't go for a walk in broad daylight with her son and a dog, what kind of society do we have? Also awful if an innocent man served time for it.

Jeremy Jacobs said...

Shocking stuff. Agreed.