Luke Mitchell gave a Sky News interview to James Matthews
on the very day that Jodi Jones was laid to rest.
3rd September 2003
Mitchell seated by his mother speaks to James Matthews.
Meeting With a Murderer.
Luke Mitchell insisted he did not murder his girlfriend Jodi Jones. Sky News' James Matthews recounts his exclusive interview with the youngster.
It was on the day of Jodi Jones' funeral that I met and interviewed Luke Mitchell.
It had been two months since Jodi's murder, and her family had told him to stay away. They suspected then what a jury would later confirm - that he was her killer.
I'd phoned the Mitchell house and his mother told me that Luke was paying his own, private tribute.
Mother and son agreed that we could film it. So the camera rolled as the teenager lit candles on a shrine to Jodi that he'd created on his dining table. No payment was asked for and none made.http://news.sky.com/home/article/13287116
Aired on Sky News: Friday, 21 January 2005
Luke's Poem to Jodi
"Goodbye Jodi. Please can you say what happened,
Please tell us who it was, who took your life so cruelly
For no apparent cause.
You had so much to give us, you lived life your own way,
Whoever did this to you, should just be put away.
You didnít see bad in others, you didnít like to judge,
Weíre sorry Jodi, truly, but weíll always hold a grudge.
You were taken from us so cruelly,
Please donít ask us to forgive,
We cannot get this from our hearts however long we live.
Youíve been laid to rest, but not in peace,
We know that just canít be,
But weíll say goodbye and forever hope
That justice we will see."