Sunday, July 20, 2003
Rupert Murdock owned London tabloid The Sun presses a case that is helped by Dr. Kelly's death and provides some interesting details:
The body of Dr Kelly, 59, was found on Friday in woods near his home in Southmoor, Oxfordshire.
--Newschopper footage of crime scene showed the medical examiner test set up in a field next to a wooded area.
He took Co-proximol painkilling tablets, then used a small knife to make a vertical cut along a vein in his left wrist.
--Appears to be exactly the kind of suicide a doctor would perform.
Mr Jackson [former Tory minister] blamed the Corporation [the BBC] for the germ warfare expert’s death...
--Previously heard his weapons inspector expertise was BIO but this is first I've noted in print.
The Scotsman focuses on Dr. Kelly's neighbors:
"I think they picked on him," she said. "I’m very angry and I think they have killed him as I think most of the village do."
"That was so unlike David. He was so sensible and so level-headed and he had a lovely wife and lovely family," he said. "He was a great guy. He’d have a laugh and a joke with you. He’d have a giggle, but never anything over the top." Ward was visibly angry over Kelly’s death and was among those in the village who were suspicious of Blair’s role in the affair. "But I don’t think we will ever get to the bottom of this, we won’t be allowed to."
"We believe that Dr Kelly knew what was true in regard to the Iraq situation but we don’t know what that truth was or is. What we do know - what history teaches us - is that truth is not always well liked and those who stand up for it are frequently not well treated. Now it has brought tragedy and dismay to our village." --Local newsletter. The KBS News
Photo: The Sun