Mother of murdered Rikki Neave hopes to challenge her child cruelty conviction

Exclusive: Ruth Neave aims to overturn 1996 verdict as James Watson is sentenced for six-year-old’s killing The mother of murdered schoolboy Rikki Neave has said she is hoping to challenge her 26-year-old conviction for child cruelty offences as a man is finally sentenced for the 1994 murder of her son.In an exclusive interview, Ruth Neave, who was acquitted of her six-year-old son’s murder in 1996 but jailed for child cruelty offences, said she was advised to plead guilty to all offences – including murder – by her solicitor and denies all allegations. Continue reading...

Mother of murdered Rikki Neave hopes to challenge her child cruelty conviction

Exclusive: Ruth Neave aims to overturn 1996 verdict as James Watson is sentenced for six-year-old’s killing

The mother of murdered schoolboy Rikki Neave has said she is hoping to challenge her 26-year-old conviction for child cruelty offences as a man is finally sentenced for the 1994 murder of her son.

In an exclusive interview, Ruth Neave, who was acquitted of her six-year-old son’s murder in 1996 but jailed for child cruelty offences, said she was advised to plead guilty to all offences – including murder – by her solicitor and denies all allegations.

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