Jeremy Bamber is serving a life sentence in a maximum security prison for the brutal murders of five of his family members at a house near Tolleshunt D’Arcy in Essex in August 1985.
The 61-year-old was convicted of murdering his adoptive parents Nevill and June (both 61), his sister Sheila Caffell (26) and their six-year-old twins Daniel and Nicholas.
But he has always maintained his innocence and claimed that Ms. Caffell, who suffered from schizophrenia, shot her family before turning the gun on herself.
Mark Williams-Thomas, a retired detective best known for exposing Jimmy Savile as a pedophile in the ITV series The Other Side of Jimmy Savile, believes the evidence shows Ms Caffell was responsible for the murders was.
In the third episode of True Crime UK’s new mini-series White House Farm, Mr Williams-Thomas speaks to Terry Mullins, who carried out Jeremy Bamber’s lie detector test in 2007.
The episode also addresses two questions that could be key to exonerating the convicted murderer.
What can be learned from the blood spatter on Sheila Caffell’s foot?
And is the presenter who police claimed was aiming the gun a “complete red herring”?
Essex Police said: “We will continue to support the Criminal Cases Review Commission as required.”
“In August 1985, the lives of five people, including two children, were needlessly, tragically and callously cut short when they were murdered in their own home by Jeremy Bamber.
“In subsequent years this case has been the subject of several appeals and reviews by the Court of Appeal and the Criminal Cases Review Commission – all of which have never established anything other than that Bamber is the person responsible for the murder of his adoptive parents Nevill.” and June, sister Sheila Caffell and their two sons Nicholas and Daniel.”
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