Bamber must spend life in jail

FAMILY killer Jeremy Bamber, who murdered five members of his family in 1985, must never be released from prison, a judge decided today.

NOTORIOUS killer Jeremy Bamber, who murdered five members of his family in 1985, must never be released from prison, a judge decided today.

Mr Justice Tugendhat has reviewed Bamber's whole-life tariff after Bamber had asked for a specific minimum term to be set to give him some hope of parole.

The judge said: “In my judgment, you ought to spend the whole of the rest of your life in prison, and I so order.”

Bamber, now 47, who continues to maintain his innocence, was found guilty of shooting his wealthy adoptive parents, June and Nevill, his sister Sheila Caffell, and her six-year-old twin sons Daniel and Nicholas at their farmhouse in Tolleshunt D'Arcy, Essex, in August 1985.

It was originally believed that Miss Caffell had carried out the shootings before committing suicide.

But attention turned to Bamber after his girlfriend told police the murders had been planned.

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A silencer from the murder weapon was discovered in a cupboard at the house, evidence that Miss Caffell could not have been responsible.

Bamber has lost two appeal hearings in 1987 and 2002 but the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC) is currently considering revealing new evidence that has been uncovered in the past few years.

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