Friday, March 28, 2008

Sophie - The Verdict - Guilty

Sophie Lancaster 'was killed for being a Goth'
Sophie Lancaster was so badly injured that paramedics had difficulty telling what sex she was

Loads of coverage to examine it was reported in depth in all major papers and news channels here so here are the high points:

Major articles include:

The haunting last picture of the battered face of Sophie Lancaster ...
Daily Mail,

Photo of Sophie in hospital is front page on the Sun today.
Battered ... Sophie Lancaster lies in a coma after being beaten by ...
The Sun,

Teenager guilty of goth murder
The Independent

Police slam defendants' parents
Lancashire Evening Telegraph,

Very sad interview with Robert:
Sophie's boyfriend: I wish gang had killed me instead
Lancashire Evening Telegraph,
Anger of park attack survivor
BBC News,

Killer posed with baseball bat
Manchester Evening News,

Interview with Sophie's mum.
Sophie's mum begs for 'respect'
Manchester Evening News,

A few articles focus on the goth connection:

Sophie's brutal murder unites Goths against 'hate crime'
24dash, UK

This important BBC interview with Ade Varney focuses in the hate crimes petition which has gained over 1000 signatures in the last day.
The darker side of life as a Goth
BBC News

The Verdict of the trial has gone onto international news wires like Reuters and has been reported in New Zealand on TV, and in Austria with more to come.

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