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Post by vee8 on Sat Dec 06, 2008 8:47 am

I think Katie has hit the nail on the head here.

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Hi Vee

Post by Guest on Sat Dec 06, 2008 8:58 am

It's not the 3 A's Katie Smith is refering to...it is Viv's. The one and only snot green blog!

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Post by dianeh on Mon Dec 08, 2008 9:05 am

If you email Kate, ask her which blog/forum she is talking about. Also, if she has any idea of who Karen may have been.

Im wondering if any of the Snot green blog's members disappeared around the time of Shanon's abduction. Any ideas Mum21?
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'Despicable' Shannon Mum Gets Jail

Post by christabel on Sat Jan 24, 2009 3:04 am

'Despicable' Shannon Mum Gets Jail

3:47pm UK, Friday January 23, 2009
The mother of Shannon Matthews has been handed an eight-year jail sentence for her role in the kidnap of her own daughter.



Shannon and Karen: the nine-year-old was held captive for more than three weeks

Karen Matthews, 33, was sentenced at Leeds Crown Court after being found guilty last month of kidnap, false imprisonment and perverting the course of justice.
Her former partner's uncle, Michael Donovan, 40, who was convicted of the same offences, was also given an eight-year sentence.
The judge, Mr Justice McCombe, told the pair: "The offences that you committed were truly despicable."

It is impossible to conceive how you could have found it in you to put this young girl through the ordeal that you inflicted upon her.
Read Mr Justice McCombe's remarks in full (opens pdf file)


Sky's North of England correspondent Gerard Tubb described the sentencing as "astonishing".
"Matthews was sitting slumped back, with her arms folded nonchalantly, seemingly uninterested. At one point she even looked at her watch," he said.
Shannon, now 10, went missing on February 19 as she walked home from school near her home in Dewsbury Moor, West Yorkshire.
She was discovered 24 days later in the base of a divan bed in Donovan's flat less than a mile away from her home.
During the huge 3.2m operation to find the youngster, her mother made a series of tearful appeals for information.


The judge said: "It is impossible to conceive how you could have found it in you to put this young girl through the ordeal that you inflicted upon her.
"It is incomprehensible that you could have permitted your friends, neighbours and in your case, Matthews, even your children to sacrifice time and energy in extensive searches for the supposedly missing child."
But he added he did not think Matthews and Donovan could have planned and carried out the kidnap without other people.
He said: "It is argued for both that they were not of sufficient intelligence to conceive and implement this plan without the involvement of others."

Tubb said: "The headline of what happened in court today were those people who were not there.
"They were mentioned by everyone, including the judge. So who are the others, where are they and why aren't they being prosecuted?"
Earlier, Frances Oldham QC, defending Matthews, said she had committed "serious offences" but she criticised the media "hysteria" that followed her client's conviction.
In particular, she made reference to a comment by Detective Superintendent Andy Brennan who condemned Matthews as "pure evil" following the trial.
Ms Oldham told the court: "The one thing she is not is 'pure evil'."
She said the fact that Shannon was safe at all times put this crime in a "different league" to other cases of kidnap and false imprisonment in which violence was used.
Matthews and Donovan were warned they faced a substantial jail sentences after being convicted in December.
Donovan: also jailed for eight years

The jury heard Shannon was held and drugged as part of a plan to claim 50,000 in reward money.
Her mother and Donovan were said to have hatched the plot after all the publicity given to the disappearance of Madeleine McCann in Portugal.
Alan Conrad QC, for Donovan, said barristers in the case had a combined legal experience of more than 100 years but none had come across another like it.
"Despite all of us trawling through sentencing authorities, we managed to find nothing that came remotely close to this," he said.


Who was it said this woman showed proper emotion?????????????


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