Free Michael Stone; Lock Up Sally Challen
Free Michael Stone; Lock Up Sally Challen
Next month will be the twenty-third anniversary of the Chillenden Murders. A year later, 1997, career criminal Michael Stone was charged with this terrible crime, and was convicted after a flawed trial. There followed a retrial at which the only “evidence” against him was a confession he was alleged to have shouted through a prison wall to another inmate who is now himself serving a life sentence for murder.
While serious criticisms can be made of Stone’s defence counsel, who should have put him on the stand in the second trial, the case should never have been retried, and arguably there should never have been a first trial either. There is and was no physical evidence against Stone. None. Additionally, there were two other suspects, both of whom were better suspects than him. One of these is convicted serial killer Levi Bellfield whose modus operandi included hitting women over the head with hammers. The other was a local man who was questioned for three days about the murders.
On top of all this, Kent Police - who are nearly as corrupt as Surrey Police - managed to “lose” some exculpatory evidence, a lace that may have contained the killer’s DNA. And they have refused to investigate an alibi. Shortly before the murders were committed, Michael Stone believes he made a telephone call from a public call box in Rochester. Meta data from public call boxes are and were retained at that time, in particular the number dialled and the duration of the call. If that call can be confirmed, it means Stone would not have had time to drive the more than forty miles to Chillenden.
Michael Stone’s conviction is based on some of the most ludicrous “evidence” ever admitted in an English courtroom, and his conviction is a stain on British justice.
Conversely, Sally Challen was convicted of a callous, premeditated murder on absolutely overwhelming evidence, a killing even she does not deny. On August 14, 2010, she went to the home of her estranged husband with a hammer in her handbag, then battered him to death with it. She was rightly convicted of murder, but incredibly, in February this year, her murder conviction was overturned on appeal. She is now out on bail awaiting a retrial after pleading guilty to manslaughter. The absurd grounds for this appeal were that she was “suffering” from something called “dependent personality disorder”, a newly discovered mental affliction which is said to have negated her agency.
In reality, dependent personality disorder is no more a mental affliction than road rage, it is simply a description of behaviour. In addition to this, she was said to have been the victim of coercive control. Although this is a new addition to English law, coercive control does exist, but the evidence is that she rather than her victim was the one who was exerting it. According to the judgment of her 2011 appeal she rather than he requested a reconciliation. In the week before his death she monitored his Facebook page rather than vice versa; she asked a neighbour to spy on him rather than vice versa. And she accessed both his e-mails and voicemails. Who was attempting to control whom?
Challen’s bogus appeal was engineered by two man-haters: the corrupt lawyer Harriet Wistrich and her lover, the journalist Julie Bindel. In March last year, Bindel claimed in an article for the Independent that on one occasion Richard Challen had anally raped his then wife as a punishment. This claim was never made at her trial because it obviously never happened. Challen has been coached by these two evil women. No doubt the new so-called psychiatric evidence will open the door to all manner of lurid and unverifiable allegations at the retrial, a classic case of victim-blaming. Ask yourself how many women would seek reconciliation with men who treated them like that.
Challen is far from the first cold-blooded murderess Wistrich and Bindel have championed. They supported prostitute and serial false rape accuser Emma Humphreys, who died from a drug overdose three years after she was released. They also supported Jane Andrews who murdered her lover while he slept. Andrews is now back behind bars after breaching the terms of her parole.
Please help send Sally Challen back to prison where she belongs by signing this petition so that the true facts of the case are widely known before she is retried. And please help reopen the non-case against Michael Stone, in particular to uncover the exculpatory telephone evidence.
Michael Stone is a most unappealing character while Sally Challen is being portrayed as a fluffy bunny, butter-wouldn’t-melt-in-her-mouth type. But judge these cases on the evidence, the facts, not emotion and manipulation by agenda-driven activism.