White House farm killer Jeremy Bamber claims he has “100 percent proof” he didn’t murder his family
White House Farm killer Jeremy Bamber, who has claimed he is innocent for over 30 years, said the body investigating miscarriages of justice received “100% proof” that he did not murder his family.
Bamber was sentenced to life in prison in October 1986 after being found guilty of murdering his adoptive parents Nevill and June, both 61, his sister Sheila, 26, and their six-year-old twins Nicholas and Daniel at their family home.
He has always maintained his innocence, claiming that his sister Sheila Caffell, who suffered from schizophrenia, shot and killed her family before turning the gun on herself.
And newly released letters said the Criminal Cases Review Commission obtained “100% proof” he did not murder his family after waiting over 400 days for a decision on a new appeal.
In March 2021, Bamber launched its most recent appeal – and last received an update from the commission in June, they say the mirror.
The arraignment at Bamber’s 1986 trial was that Ms Caffell could not have reached the trigger to kill herself had the silencer been attached to the murder weapon.
Jeremy Bamber photographed in 1986 before being sentenced to life in prison after being found guilty of murdering his adoptive parents Nevill and June, both 61, his sister Sheila, 26, and their six-year-old twins Nicholas and Daniel at their family home
Pictured in 2011 by Jeremy Bamber, who has served more than 30 years in prison for the murders of his family
White House Farm at Tolleshunt D’Arcy, near Maldon, in Essex
In letters to Rory Everett, owner of memorabilia company Dark Crime Collectables, Bamber wrote from Wakefield Prison: “The CCRC has had proof of my innocence on their desk since Christmas, 100 percent proof.
“It has been six months since the CCRC said a word to us and more than 400 days since we submitted our appeal. The CCRC seems unsympathetic.
“Our case manager is stepping down, all the last 6/7 months waiting for an update on my case. Investigations were in vain. All those lies, ‘I’ll give you an update in a few weeks’, that was bulls***t.’
He added that he continues to fight and complains that case managers have not tried to tackle his case in the past.
The CCRC said: “We continue to conduct a thorough, fully independent review and have kept its legal representatives regularly updated – most recently on 24 June.
“This is a complex case with ongoing input from Mr. Bamber’s team. However, this increases the time required for verification.’
Bamber has always maintained his innocence, claiming that Sheila “Bambi” Caffell (pictured above), who suffered from schizophrenia, shot and killed her family before turning the gun on herself
Bamber lost his offer to downgrade from maximum security in October 2020.
He had been pursuing a challenge in the High Court over the March 2020 decision by the Director of the Long-Term and High Security Estate – part of the Prison and Probation Service – not to demote him from a Category A prisoner or to direct an Oral Hearing to this topic instead.
Category A prisoners are considered the most dangerous for the public and are held under maximum security conditions.
At a remote hearing, Bamber’s attorneys asked Mr Justice Julian Knowles to grant permission for a full hearing of Bamber’s challenge, arguing that the decision was “unreasonable”.
In written documents in court, Bamber’s attorney, Matthew Stanbury, said that an independent psychologist’s report commissioned by Bamber’s attorneys concluded that he passed the test for demotion to a Category A detainee and that those conditions “no longer necessary” to manage it.
He argued the decision not to downgrade Bamber from category A was “inappropriate” as it “materially misrepresented” the independent psychologist’s opinion.
He also said that “fairness required an oral hearing” on whether Bamber should be demoted, for reasons such as the fact that he “has served 35 years without ever having an oral hearing, and the passage of time means a risk assessment is more difficult without a personal one.” Test”.
Another offer to release Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) evidence, which Bamber claims reveals a second silencer, was also rejected by the High Court in June 2020, and he claimed it would hamper the CCRC inquiry.
Mr Justice Knowles said: “If ever there was a case where the CCRC should be contacted to make a decision on allegedly new evidence, this is it.
“This is an extremely complex case that has been investigated and re-investigated by more than one police force for approximately 35 years.
“The amount of material is huge. After so many years and so much litigation, the CCRC is undoubtedly the body best placed to examine the plaintiff’s arguments.’
He had an appeal against his convictions, which was dismissed by the Court of Appeal in 2002, and also a High Court challenge to the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC)’s refusal to refer his case for another appeal, which was dismissed in 2012.
The White House farm killings that shook Britain
The brutal murder of two angel boys, their mother and grandparents in a remote farmhouse in the Essex countryside in August 1985 was one of those horrifying stories to remember.
Not least because at first everyone thought the killer was actually one of the victims.
Schizophrenic Sheila Caffell, the adopted daughter of Nevill and June Bamber, was initially suspected of shooting dead her parents and their six-year-old twins, Daniel and Nicholas, before turning the gun on herself.
Sheila Caffell, Jeremy Bamber’s adopted sister, with twin sons Daniel and Nicholas, six
Bamber’s adoptive parents, Nevill and June, pictured above
Police thought it was an open and closed case until suspicions grew surrounding Sheila’s adoptive brother, Jeremy Bamber, who would have received a large inheritance.
He told police his father called him at his nearby home on the day of the murders to say Sheila had a gun and had gone “berserk,” but those suspicions led to Jeremy being charged with the five murders , and in 1986 he was sentenced to life imprisonment.
This case defined his era in many ways. It was the first multiple homicide case of this kind and mistakes by the police led to big changes. It was also formative because of the way Sheila and her mental health issues were treated.
The police initially believe Jeremy’s story that his sister has gone insane. However, her suspicions were soon aroused.
Detective Sergeant Stan Jones was among the officers unconvinced by Bamber, claiming he had informed senior officials that they were “not happy” with the way Bamber had behaved.
Bamber was later arrested and charged with the murders of his parents, sister and their twins.
A year later he was sentenced to life imprisonment for all five murders. Since then he has appealed his life sentence several times and has maintained his innocence.
He is a Category A prisoner at HMP Wakefield in Yorkshire.