Reactions from the CPS and Joanna Yeates family on hearing Vincent Tabak being found guilty of murder.
CPS statement read by Ann Reddrop on Vincent Tabak being found guilty of the murder of 25 year old Joanna Yeates.
Tabak showed no emotion as he was convicted and then jailed for life after Mr Justice Field condemned his “wicked act”.
Miss Yeates’s boyfriend Greg Reardon kept his composure in the public gallery as the judge told Tabak, “In my view you are very dangerous. In my opinion you are thoroughly deceitful, dishonest and manipulative.”
A further statement from Joanna Yeates family was read by DC Russ Jones.
Joanna Yeates’s parents said they wished their daughter’s killer could have been given capital punishment after a jury found him guilty of her murder today.
In a statement read by police outside court, they said they would never get over their loss. ”For us, it is with regret that capital punishment is not a possible option for (Tabak’s) sentence,” they said, ”The best we can hope for him is that he spends the rest of his life incarcerated where his life is a living hell, being the recipient of all evils, deprivations and degradations that his situation can provide.”
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