Don't disagree UKTAP but evidentially weak? Raises the question of what's more important - finding the deceased or sending him away forever? I was just wondering why these people can't fully admit their guilt. Good question tho.
If you're not aware Huntley claimed both girls died through actions he took but it want murder 'cos I didn't mean it'. And nobody believed him. I think the defence will be similar and - a guess - nobody will believe that either.
I mean what would you do if you accidentally killed someone? Beg forgiveness or hide the body? Really?
I agree with 1tap we shouldn't discuss the case, I'm curious why people don't cough things. However:
Icarus must be deliberately missing the point of his plea. He did it but it wasn't murder (like every other manslaughter plea). They're mostly self defence tho so talk me through how this might of happened?
No, but the law is all about the balance of probability.
If you say "I probably killed him / her, I probably raped him / her, I probably did the bank..." then you admit you probably did it. So you are probably guilty and may enjoy life in the HM hotel chain.
If you say "I probably did not do it", then your defense has a position. Personally, I would say "I was not there and I got witnesses. Now **** off".
The tragedy here is that the parents will never know where their kid lies. So like Hindley and Brady, one hopes he gets life.