Suffolk: Killer Kevin Nunn claims his conviction for murder of Dawn Walker is based on ‘fantasy’ as he continues to protest innocence

Dawn Walker

Dawn Walker - Credit: Archant

KEVIN Nunn has again denied being involved in the murder of his ex-girlfriend and has called the case against him “a fantasy”.

Kevin Nunn

Kevin Nunn - Credit: Archant

Speaking ahead of last night’s documentary, which revisited the shocking death of 39-year-old Dawn Walker and Nunn’s subsequent conviction, he claimed he wants the “real” facts to come out.

Nunn, 51, is serving a minimum of 22 years in prison for the murder of Ms Walker, whose body was found near the River Lark, close to her home in Fornham St Genevieve, near Bury St Edmunds, in 2005.

He has always protested his innocence and is fighting for forensic evidence held by Suffolk police to be re-examined. Last year he was granted leave to appeal for a reopening of his case, which is due to take place in March next year.

Nunn, formerly of Woolpit, spoke to reporters from The Guardian, who are looking into the campaign by his sister Brigitte Butcher to clear his name.

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He said: “I want the real facts to come out. I did not murder Dawn. I had no involvement. I’m innocent; that was a fantasy case that was put into that courtroom.”

Ms Butcher, who herself is the subject of a documentary film by the newspaper, said she often still spends her weekends investigating with her friend Carol Parish, a private investigator, asking people if they know anything about the crime.

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The 53-year-old said she knows her refusal to drop the case upsets Ms Walker’s family, who firmly believe Nunn is guilty, but claimed she must continue the search for evidence that will undermine the prosecution’s case.

She added: “The tide is turning, people are looking at the justice system and the way things are run. When I go out with Carol Parish and knock on doors people are more willing to help us, they are looking at the case very differently now. It was horrendous what happened to Dawn and I’m not trying to diminish that in any way, but the thing is Kevin hasn’t done this thing.”

Ms Butcher, who has moved away from the area, said she now suffers panic attacks and added her father has spent life savings of £50,000 trying to clear Nunn’s name.

Last night a documentary about Ms Walker’s death, called A Town and Country Murder, was screened on the Crime Investigations Network.

The victim’s sister, Sheena Walker, previously said she hoped the film would remove any doubt about Nunn’s guilt.

She added: “Everything Nunn did to my sister has been clouded. There is a cloud over her death, nobody can quite remember much about it because it has been overshadowed by him and his appeal process.

“It makes me feel that he thinks his freedom is more important than my sister’s death. The reporting of my sister’s death and the trial of my sister’s death all ended in 2006. The circus that has gone ever since has been ‘look at me, I’m Kevin Nunn’.

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