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Sion Jenkins
« on: March 08, 2018, 06:34:PM »
Don't know if there is already a thread on this. It is a famous & controversial case.

Jenkins was convicted, failed an appeal, then was successful in another appeal. Juries at two retrials couldn't reach verdicts & 9 years after the murder, Jenkins was aquited. His compensation request was refused.

Unlike the Rachel Nickel case, no alternative suspects have emerged or been convicted.
« Last Edit: March 08, 2018, 06:35:PM by Adam »
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Re: Sion Jenkins
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2018, 06:57:PM »
there have been alternative suspects put forward the police don't want investigate them the m25 rapist was put forward as a suspect.

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Re: Sion Jenkins
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2018, 07:26:PM »
there have been alternative suspects put forward the police don't want investigate them the m25 rapist was put forward as a suspect.

Billie Jo wasn't sexually assaulted.

Seems like a classic case of stroppy teenager reluctantly or refusing to do a job, upsetting a step father who had a temper.

The step father picked up an available tent peg & hit Billie Jo 5 times. Not meaning to kill her. Once he had denied it to the police, he wasn't going to retract.
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Re: Sion Jenkins
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2018, 07:39:PM »
Billie Jo wasn't sexually assaulted.

Seems like a classic case of stroppy teenager reluctantly or refusing to do a job, upsetting a step father who had a temper.

The step father picked up an available tent peg & hit Billie Jo 5 times. Not meaning to kill her. Once he had denied it to the police, he wasn't going to retract.

hes been sugrested as suspect I'm not sure why but it has been.


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Re: Sion Jenkins
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2018, 10:54:AM »
It would be the strangest frenzid attack by a stranger I have ever heard of.

Someone with no weapon breaking into a back garden in daylight. Not knowing who else was in the house. Luckily finding and picking up an available weapon in the garden & spending a few seconds hitting Billie Jo 5 times. Then exiting.

Circumstantial evidence put Jenkins in the frame. Being the last person to see her alive, when he was alone long enough with her to committ the murder.

Jenkins was very determined & after 9 years became a free man. Inconclusivly as two new juries failed to reach a verdict. Bamber is just as determined but there is simply too much incriminating evidence.
« Last Edit: March 09, 2018, 11:06:AM by Adam »
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Re: Sion Jenkins
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2018, 11:42:AM »
It would be the strangest frenzid attack by a stranger I have ever heard of.

Someone with no weapon breaking into a back garden in daylight. Not knowing who else was in the house. Luckily finding and picking up an available weapon in the garden & spending a few seconds hitting Billie Jo 5 times. Then exiting.

Circumstantial evidence put Jenkins in the frame. Being the last person to see her alive, when he was alone long enough with her to committ the murder.

Jenkins was very determined & after 9 years became a free man. Inconclusivly as two new juries failed to reach a verdict. Bamber is just as determined but there is simply too much incriminating evidence.

Pin it on Bellfield?  He seems to be in the frame for a lot these days.

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Re: Sion Jenkins
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2018, 11:27:PM »
Don't know if there is already a thread on this. It is a famous & controversial case.

Jenkins was convicted, failed an appeal, then was successful in another appeal. Juries at two retrials couldn't reach verdicts & 9 years after the murder, Jenkins was aquited. His compensation request was refused.

Unlike the Rachel Nickel case, no alternative suspects have emerged or been convicted.
There is but it's always good to have a fresh perspective. http://jeremybamberforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,407.15.html

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Re: Sion Jenkins
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2018, 03:11:AM »
it could easy be proved ethere by retesting the tent peg funny they wont do that.

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Re: Sion Jenkins
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2018, 05:55:AM »
it could easy be proved ethere by retesting the tent peg funny they wont do that.
I thought the forensic evidence pointed to Jenkins as the killer. https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/billie-jo-jenkins-mum-calls-9819018

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Re: Sion Jenkins
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2018, 10:21:AM »
The tent peg would only have Billie Jo's blood on it.  Jenkin's finger prints would be on it, but he lived there.

The forensic evidence was Billie Jo's blood on Jenkins clothes. Jenkins saying it got there after he found Billie Jo dead.

In the two hung jury decisions, I can only assume the jury were instructed to make a decision based just on the forensic evidence. Rather than circumstantial evidence, Jenkin's violent temper & strange behaviour on the day & the almost 0% chance it was a random stranger.
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Re: Sion Jenkins
« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2018, 10:50:AM »
The tent peg would only have Billie Jo's blood on it.  Jenkin's finger prints would be on it, but he lived there.

The forensic evidence was Billie Jo's blood on Jenkins clothes. Jenkins saying it got there after he found Billie Jo dead.

In the two hung jury decisions, I can only assume the jury were instructed to make a decision based just on the forensic evidence. Rather than circumstantial evidence, Jenkin's violent temper & strange behaviour on the day & the almost 0% chance it was a random stranger.

but they could find out if somebody elses prints were on it.


it could possibly have dna on it.
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Re: Sion Jenkins
« Reply #11 on: March 10, 2018, 11:09:AM »
but they could find out if somebody elses prints were on it.


it could possibly have dna on it.

If a random stranger had killed Billie Jo, his fingerprints would certainly be on the tent peg. As he would be the last person to pick it up.

Doubtful an outside killer wore gloves as it was a spur of the moment killing which took a few seconds. The killer not planning to kill anyone as he didn't have any of his own weapons.

The only other likely people to pick up the tent peg in the weeks preceeding the killing, would be the house occupants.

I have never read anything about unidentified fingerprints on the tent peg. If there were, then they haven't matched any of the other suspects. A no win situation for Jenkins.
« Last Edit: March 10, 2018, 11:12:AM by Adam »
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Re: Sion Jenkins
« Reply #12 on: March 10, 2018, 12:10:PM »
If a random stranger had killed Billie Jo, his fingerprints would certainly be on the tent peg. As he would be the last person to pick it up.

Doubtful an outside killer wore gloves as it was a spur of the moment killing which took a few seconds. The killer not planning to kill anyone as he didn't have any of his own weapons.

The only other likely people to pick up the tent peg in the weeks preceeding the killing, would be the house occupants.

I have never read anything about unidentified fingerprints on the tent peg. If there were, then they haven't matched any of the other suspects. A no win situation for Jenkins.

well they would knowif tested the tent peg.

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Re: Sion Jenkins
« Reply #13 on: March 10, 2018, 12:41:PM »
well they would knowif tested the tent peg.

I'm sure they did. It was possible to check for finger prints & DNA while the case was ongoing between 1997 - 2006.

Whatever the results, it would be in Jenkins interests to keep it quiet. I suspect there were no unidentified finger prints or DNA on the tent peg. 
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Re: Sion Jenkins
« Reply #14 on: March 10, 2018, 12:46:PM »
I'm sure they did. It was possible to check for finger prints & DNA while the case was ongoing between 1997 - 2006.

Whatever the results, it would be in Jenkins interests to keep it quiet. I suspect there were no unidentified finger prints or DNA on the tent peg.

no where near as advanced as the testing there is today

and as its official an unsolved murder I cant thin of any reason not to.