Ben Breakwell convicted of abuse

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Re: Ben Breakwell convicted of abuse

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Good for you in not persueing the cases. The press is a major problem in anything they start looking at.
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I agree with the view that the families are totally innocent and also victims in a different way.

I do remember that one of Husband's relatives went on the Old Blues Facebook group after Husband's conviction to proclaim Husband's innocence and to attempt to undermine the victims' credibility.

I would qualify that by acknowledging that unless you are in that situation, it is impossible to imagine how you would feel or react if you find that someone you love and are very close to turns out to have committed evil crimes. It seems a bit like the stages of grief, with denial, anger, ultimately acceptance, etc.
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Otter wrote: Tue Nov 09, 2021 7:35 pm I agree with the view that the families are totally innocent and also victims in a different way.

I do remember that one of Husband's relatives went on the Old Blues Facebook group after Husband's conviction to proclaim Husband's innocence and to attempt to undermine the victims' credibility.

I would qualify that by acknowledging that unless you are in that situation, it is impossible to imagine how you would feel or react if you find that someone you love and are very close to turns out to have committed evil crimes. It seems a bit like the stages of grief, with denial, anger, ultimately acceptance, etc.
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robert totterdell wrote: Tue Oct 26, 2021 10:20 am His sentencing has been adjourned to 30th November 2021 pending the availability of the Prosecution Barrister. He is on Remand.
Did this happen today, or has it been further delayed?
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No - it was not listed so postponed but we don't know why or when or where!
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