Michael Stone Replies To His Accusers
The following unedited message was posted to Usenet and then to the Guestbook on this site in November 2004 by jason (mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org) after I requested visitors to sign said Guestbook with something intelligent.
Below is Michael Stone’s reply, which has been subjected to minimal editing due mostly to Stone’s at one time appalling but rapidly improving grammar. The edited version has been approved by Stone. This reply is not necessarily endorsed in total or in part by the current writer with the caveats that I believe Stone’s conviction to be a stain on British justice, and the man himself to be totally innocent of the Chillenden murders.
November 30, 2004
Jason’s comments –
lifted from the Guestbook verbatim
Hows this for intelligent:
1. Stone is psycopath who shows no remorse for any of his wrongdoings
2. On the day of the murders he was seen by a freind wearing a bloodstained
3. He tried to sell a lawnmower stolen from Chillenden on the day of the
4. He lied to police about his intimate knowledge of the Chillenden area,
where he was brought up as a child.
5. He had a£100 per day Heroin addiction and an MO for robbery inorder to
6. He had a previous conviction for GBH using a hammer, the same MO as in
the Chillenden murders.
7. He had stabbed a freind while he slept in cold blood.
8. He was seen to burn his clothes shortly after the murder.
9. The reason their are no forensics are that it was a year between the
crime and his apprehension.
10. His confession included parts only the Killer would have known.
This does not sound like an innocent man to me. Why shgould he keep getitng
to appeal after being found guilty twice. Its a bit like Blair holding
referendum after referendum until he gets what he wants on Europe!
Michael Stone’s Reply
I have never murdered anyone, so have no guilt for any murder(s) for which to show remorse. However, you are correct about my not feeling any remorse over any past wrongdoings (which I see now as mistakes) for which I am responsible.
At the first Chillenden Murder trial, a serving prisoner testified that he saw blood on my clothes the day after the murders, but he has since admitted he was lying, and that there was no blood on my clothes on the day in question. His girlfriend never said there was blood on my clothes the day after the murders, although during their interrogations the police implied that she had, in order to induce me to confess.
I have always maintained my total innocence to the police and to the world at large, because I never committed these murders. Nobody has ever said they saw me either at Chillenden or with blood on my clothes on the day of the murders.
At the first trial, one of the prosecution witnesses alleged that during the police interrogation I confessed to burning the clothes I wore on the day after the murders. After later scientific audio tests, it was conceded that I never said that at all. Further, nobody has ever said they saw me burning my clothes.
The petrol lawn mower stolen from Chillenden earlier on the day of the murders was of a different type from the electric mower I sold on July 11, 1996.
I do know the Canterbury area fairly well, and nearby Dover and Folkestone too. I understand that Chillenden is out in the sticks somewhere between the two, but I am not familiar with the place. I attended the Chillenden vicinity with the court during the second trial, and never recognised the area, but I am familiar with several roads not many miles away. More importantly, I was certainly not at Chillenden at the time of the murders on July 9, 1996.
I did have a heroin addiction during 1996, and I do have previous convictions for robbery, but that does not make me a murderer. I never took any part in the Chillenden Murders. I was in no way involved. I am totally innocent of these terrible crimes.
I have a conviction for grievous bodily harm, in 1980, but there is absolutely no other similarity between this crime and the Chillenden Murders. Foolishly I went to the house of a homosexual paedophile and threatened to stop his activities of molesting young boys. He took umbrage and grabbed me. I over-reacted by picking up his own hammer and striking him with it. The judge gave me a two year sentence for this attack; the paedophile received a five year sentence for the above mentioned sexual offences.
The man I was convicted of stabbing was not asleep, and he would have injured me had I not stabbed him.
Much forensic evidence was found at the crime scene including hairs, saliva, fibres and bloodstained partial fingerprints. Forensic scientists have eliminated me as being the source of any and all such samples.
The prosecution accepted - at both trials - that all the details of the alleged cell block confession (which I never made) were either in the public domain or were capable of being deduced from what was in the public domain.
I will never accept being in prison for life for murders I never committed, so I will take the appeal process all the way until the day I prove my innocence. I have spent seven and a half years in prison for murders I never committed: that is an injustice inflicted on me, and a further injustice inflicted upon the victims of the real maniac hammer murderer who has gotten clean away with this crime.
How many more murders will he go on to commit before you open your eyes?
Michael John Stone
Full Sutton Prison
November 12, 2004
[The above page was edited for legibility (but not for content) on December 18, 2023.]
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