"I would therefore rule that the Court of Appeal's rulings in the reference, as well as in the appeal of Weir, were wrong."Not only did they get it wrong, the Crown Prosecution Service was hoping to take the case to the House of Lords for a final appeal, but missed the deadline for lodging papers by ONE DAY. A CPS spokeswoman said:
"We did make an administrative error which meant we missed the deadline by one day... We are looking at our procedures to see if anything needs changing."The pensioners' son, Frank, wrote a letter of complaint to the Director of Public Prosecutions which said:
"Since the debacle concerning the Court of Appeal ruling you've caused me and my family considerable anguish, mental trauma and depression that I had hoped I had overcome following the initial jury verdict. It makes me even sicker to feel that the perpetrators in your organisation are seemingly getting away scot-free."At a later time, Frank added:
"They are totally incompetent, 100 per cent incompetent. Nothing else can happen now... I'm furious and want somebody's head to roll as I feel the way we have been treated is disgusting."
Weir is still free.
Hereisa photo of a murdered pensioner and a killer at liberty to kill again.