Alibi given in murder case 'false'
Thursday 16 July 1992
Jeanette Tapp, 26, a hospital assistant, admitted she told police that Michelle and Lisa Taylor were in her room when Alison Shaughnessy was killed at about 5.45pm on 3 June last year. 'I believed and trusted them because they were good friends,' she said.
Michelle Taylor, 21, and her sister Lisa, 18, of Kemble Road, Forest Hill, south-east London, both deny murder. Mrs Shaughnessy, 21, of Vardens Road, Battersea, south-west London had been stabbed 54 times.
Miss Tapp told the court that on the day of the murder she went shopping and visited her mother. When she returned to her room at the Churchill clinic, in Lambeth, south London, Lisa was waiting.
Both sisters claim that they were waiting for Miss Tapp in her room at 5pm.
Four days after the murder Miss Tapp made two statements to police that they had all spent the afternoon in her room.
A month later Miss Tapp was arrested for conspiring to murder Mrs Shaughnessy and immediately withdrew the statements.
The trial continues today.
Cameron's freebie to apartheid South Africa
Nelson Mandela: 11 inspirational quotes to live your life by
Nelson Mandela: From 'terrorist' to tea with the Queen
UK weather: People urged to remain vigilant as high tides and strong winds continue through the night
Nelson Mandela death: his life in pictures
- 1 Cameron's freebie to apartheid South Africa
- 2 Is this the scariest advert ever? Japanese tyre commercial comes with its own disclaimer and health warning
- 3 A forgotten episode in Russian history leaves links with the Philippines
- 4 Australian ultra-nationalist politician Stephanie Banister in car crash immigration TV interview
- 5 People will try to reduce Mandela to a lilting reggae tune about ‘love’. They will fail
- < Previous
- Next >
£31000 - £43000 per annum: Capita Education Resourcing Permanent Team: This se...
£27000 - £45000 per annum: Capita Education Resourcing Permanent Team: Lambeth...
£22000 - £38000 per annum: Capita Education Resourcing Permanent Team: This se...
£22000 - £37000 per annum: Capita Education Resourcing Permanent Team: This se...