originally by: Mail Online
published: 26 April 2012
Jeremy Bamber’s convictions for murdering five of his relatives more than 25 years ago will not be referred to the Court of Appeal, officials said today.
The notorious inmate, serving a whole life term for the 1985 killings, has always protested his innocence and claims his schizophrenic sister Sheila Caffell shot her family before turning the gun on herself in a remote Essex farmhouse.
The Criminal Cases Review Commission said that despite a lengthy and complex investigation, it ‘has not identified any evidence or legal argument that it considers capable of raising a real possibility that the Court of Appeal would quash the convictions’.
The Commission said this was its final decision in its longest-running case.
Bamber’s latest request for an appeal was based on a fresh analysis of three burn marks found on his father and gunshot wounds on his sister which suggested they were not killed with a weapon fitted with a ‘moderator’, or silencer, which suppresses the sound of a gunshot.