Darnley Road Murder Trial: Faked letters tried to pin murder on innocent man

LETTERS that tried to pin the murder of Daniel Thomas in Darnley Road, Grays on an innocent man were infact written by a teenager accused of murder, a court heard.

Priscilla Scamp, 18, Centurion Way, Purfleet is accused of murdering Daniel “Dave” Thomas” at or near the 13th April last year.

The jury heard that Scamp had entered into a correspondence with Lee Fox, a prisoner serving eight years imprisonment at Lincoln prison.

Handwriting experts told the police that there were parts inserted into the letters, written by Scamp.

The inserted extracts warn Scamp not to: “Grass up Kieran Wood to CID” The letters go on to advise her that not “grassing” him up “Will save your families life.” and “I hope you said you did it. You will never prove your innocence. I know Kieran did it.”

The court also heard that the pregnancy scans of twins that Scamp showed to several people had infact been downloaded from a South African blog on the internet, cut out and placed in a folder.

After two weeks, the prosecution completed their evidence. The defence counsel rose but informed the court that they would not be presenting any defence witnesses nor would Scamp be entering the witness box.

Scamp denies the charges.

The case continues.

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