Category: Myths

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Mistake #8

Samuel “insisted his son attend the prestigious Sorbonne University in Paris Mark was “determined to finally have his way, weeks before he was due to start studying in the French capital”. Samuel “refused to...

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Mistake #7

Mark “resented his father’s meddling, according to his girlfriend” Mark “had had enough of being bossed around”. Mark was “driven by the knowledge that only with his father out of the way could he...

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Mistake #6

“Girlfriends were not permitted. Samuel Alexander would have seen them as a distraction”. Samuel “saw no room for girlfriends”. “Girlfriends were not welcome”. Samuel “disapproved of Mark having a girlfriend”. Samuel “barred him from...

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Mistake #10

Samuel was “barely mobile”, “increasingly frail”, and “walked with a stoop”. – Excerpts from the Daily Mail et al This is plainly not true. As the Honourable Judge Reddihough remarked in sentencing: “There is...

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Mistake #9

“Mark maintained that Sami was living with him in London”. “Mark said he was living in a close Egyptian community in London with friends”. – Excerpts from the Daily Mail et al The semantics...

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Mistake #5

“The nozzle from a petrol can, heavy-duty black gloves, and a roll of black plastic sheeting” were found in the house. – Excerpts from the Daily Mail et al What sensible household doesn’t have...

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Mistake #4

“Forensic studies of the body indicated that Samuel had probably been murdered in early September”. “Traces found in the garage suggested that the body had been stored there for 2 months before being buried”....

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Mistake #3

“Weeks after the disappearance… neighbours noticed there was a smell of ‘rotting sheep’ from the property”. SP “could not help but notice the strange smell that appeared to be emanating from Samuel’s home”. “At...

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Mistake #2

Mark “battered his father to death”. Police discovered Samuel’s “dismembered body and battered skull”. Samuel died “having suffered blows to the head”. – Excerpts from the Daily Mail et al We simply don’t know...

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Mistake #1

“Gifted son gets life for butchering pushy father”. “He is accused of attempting to dismember him with a saw”. “He… tried to cut it up with an electric saw”. “A blade from a saw...

10 things the Daily Mail got wrong about the trial of Mark Alexander 0

10 things the Daily Mail got wrong about the trial of Mark Alexander

This article could just as easily have been called ’Ten ways the Daily Mail were misled by the crown prosecution service’, because in many ways the press isn’t to blame for the inaccuracies and...