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The Murder of Billie-Jo

3.26  ·  Rating Details  ·  27 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
In February 1997 Billie-Jo Jenkins was murdered at her home in Hastings, Sussex. In July 1998 her foster father Sion was convicted and sent to prison for life. After a monumental legal battle, in which there were an unprecedented six court hearings, Sion Jenkins was finally acquitted in February 2006 after a gross miscarriage of justice. Having already faced three criminal ...more
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Published September 1st 2009 by Metro (first published August 4th 2008)
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Gerry
Dec 30, 2014 Gerry rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Billie-Jo murder case turned out to be one of the cause celebres of recent years. Her foster father, Sion Jenkins, was charged with her murder and this book tells the heart-breaking story of how that charge came about and how he, and his legal team and friends, fought to prove his innocence.

There does seem to have been a miscarriage of justice from the outset. One has to believe in the police and trust that they will seek justice in a rightful manner. But on this occasion, they seem to have
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Jonathon Price
Sep 10, 2008 Jonathon Price rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: True crime lovers
This is a fascinating book written by Sion Jenkins and the respected journalist Bob Woffinden about the murder of Sion Jenkins step daughter in Hastings some years ago.

I find it well researched but one-sided, the characters seem to be all bad or all good but this case has no parallels in English legal history in my opinion, a case of truth being stranger than fiction.
Vicky
Aug 25, 2014 Vicky rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a very thought provoking book. It's all from Sion's perspective but his is the only one we haven't heard from really so it is as expected but it really makes you wonder how it all went so wrong.
Sylvia
Jul 04, 2013 Sylvia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Frightening to experience through this man how being judged by the police wrongly even before conviction, could happen in this country in this day and age. Also horrible to think that one's partner could hate that deeply to want to harm you that much. Well written though and pleased to see the conviction quashed albeit much too late.
Rachel
Dec 09, 2013 Rachel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An interesting and thought provoking read.
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