Thursday, October 13, 2011

Joshua Davies: 'I'll be the new Foxy Knoxy': Killer's Facebook boast from jail. But why was he allowed on the site?

A teenager who murdered his ex-girlfriend for a free breakfast has used Facebook to boast he will be freed ‘just like Amanda Knox’.

Joshua Davies, 17, posted the sick message from a secure unit, where he is serving a minimum of 14 years for killing Rebecca Aylward.

Her mother, Sonia Oatley, broke down in tears after reading Davies’s message.

The 44-year-old, who has called for the return of the death penalty, said: ‘It is unbelievable that Davies can use Facebook to spin his twisted thoughts to anyone who will listen.

‘It is hurtful to us as a family. He has been convicted of murdering my daughter and should not be using Facebook from behind bars.’

The posting by Davies read: ‘I was glad to hear about Amanda Knox, even though she was jailed for four years, and it turns out she’s innocent.

‘Hopefully it won’t take that long for the truth to come out in my case. This is why the death penalty shouldn’t be brought back, as a lot of innocent people would die.’

It was written on October 6, three days after Knox was cleared by an Italian court of killing British student Meredith Kercher. Read More