I'm a newbie here, and as I mentioned in the Introductions forum, I am genuinely undecided about the Bamber case. However I am very interested in the case, and I'm hoping to find out more about it. I know that there are some websites devoted to campaigning to prove his innocence, and equally many people who think he is guilty. For now, I need to keep an open mind.
However, just reading the list of facts about Bamber in this thread, a number of questions come to mind, and any information that anyone can offer on these, I would be very grateful for.
He loved his family so much that weeks before the murders he trashed & robbed the family business at Osea Road Caravan Park. This was only revealed after the murders when he was forced to admit to the robbery after girlfriend Julie Mugford came forward as a witness against him.
Was this crime reported to the police at the time? Is there a record of Bamber admitting to the robbery, and were any charges brought against him in connection with this?
His real father rose to the rank of Major in the army and worked at Buckingham Palace for HM the Queen. His mother was a Bishops daughter who was unmarried at the time. She and the Major later married and have another family together.
I'm not clear how this information is material to the murder case?
While 5 members of his family lay murdered Jeremy Bamber cooked and ate a full English breakfast in front of stunned police officers. This was one of the factors which raised suspicions about him at the time.
White House Farm was a crime scene. As soon as police had established it contained dead bodies, they would surely have followed standard practice, which is to seal off the scene, and only police and forensics personnel would have been allowed to enter. Surely Bamber could not have entered the house and cooked breakfast, if he had wanted to??
Bamber tried to flog nude pictures of his murdered sister Sheila Caffell round Fleet Street in London for a substantial sum before he was arrested. His friend Brett Collins approached several newspapers on his behalf but every one declined the offer. The London Times printed an article shortly thereafter referring to the offer which they felt was in rather poor taste and certainly newsworthy in itself given the circumstances.
Were the photos taken by Bamber? If not, who took them and do we know how Bamber came into possession of them? Is there a record of the Times article about this?
The murder weapon, an Anschütz 525 .22 calibre semi-automatic rifle, found lying on top of Sheila Caffell's body did not contain any ammunition when found by police on their entry to White House Farm on the morning of the murders.
I'm not sure of the point here. Whoever carried out the murders could have used up all the ammunition. It does not tell us anything about who the murderer is. Or is the implication that the Anschutz was not the real murder weapon?
Bambers twin 6-year-old nephews Nicholas & Daniel Caffell were shot several times as they slept in bed. One was shot in the back of the head and the other in the face as he sucked his thumb.
Again, how does this information indicate the identity of the murderer?
Thanks again for any information you can provide, and again, I emphasise that I have an open mind on this case.