TheHandmadeTails · 26/07/2021 21:12
Rest in peace Bernadette Walker
Her stepfather has been found guilty of her murder. She had previously accused him of sexual abuse. Her body has not been found.
CaveMum · 29/07/2021 16:24
It’s an awful case.
From reading the BBC report it sounds like a chaotic family set up - mother changed her surname by deed poll but she and the murderer (not going to mention his name) never married. She was in a relationship with another man but still living in the same house as the murderer. No mention of Bernadette’s biological father or his family - the grandparents mentioned in the report are the murderers own parents.
RIP Bernadette, I’m so sorry that your life was cut so brutally short.
1983mum · 01/08/2021 21:07
I wonder why isn't more info
Wonder if other things done to children and want to protect kids identities
Quite a few gaps in the rationale really
Seems like accepted the abuse did happen unless happened to another kid or witnesses kind of don't think enough , along with phone signals, to say enough to convict ?
Must be other things showing his propensity to abuse we don't know
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