General Chat

Top tip - using the Genes Reunited community

Welcome to the Genes Reunited community boards!

  • The Genes Reunited community is made up of millions of people with similar interests. Discover your family history and make life long friends along the way.
  • You will find a close knit but welcoming group of keen genealogists all prepared to offer advice and help to new members.
  • And it's not all serious business. The boards are often a place to relax and be entertained by all kinds of subjects.
  • The Genes community will go out of their way to help you, so don’t be shy about asking for help.

Quick Search

Single word search

Genes Extras

Genes Reunited subscription bonuses

As a way of saying thank you to our subscribers, we have launched Genes Extras. You'll find exclusive competitions and discounts on family history magazines, days out and much more.

Take me to Genes Extras


  • New posts
  • No new posts
  • Thread closed
  • Stickied, new posts
  • Stickied, no new posts

Mark Bridger found guilty of murdering April Jones

Page 1 + 1 of 3

  1. «
  2. 1
  3. 2
  4. 3
  5. »
ProfilePosted byOptionsPost Date


AnnCardiff Report 30 Apr 2013 22:29

oh dear - what a shame - he'll be good company for the Philpotts


SueMaid Report 30 Apr 2013 23:09

Why would anyone want him executed? A long totally miserable life behind bars would be so much better. April's parents have a life sentence so why not this dreadful person.


'Emma' Report 1 May 2013 11:01

I have to disagree with you on this Sue, if only they had a miserable
life behind bars but what is seen in the media and TV programmes
they do better than some imho.
When a dog attacks a human we put them down, this so called human
knew what he was doing.
In the past innnocents were hanged but I think with what is known nowadays
re DNA etc its very difficult to make those same mistakes.
Please everyone do not feel you have to shout me down on this matter, I respect
anyone's view which differs from mine, I would appreciate the same courtesy.



AnnCardiff Report 1 May 2013 11:15

no disagreement from me Emma


OneFootInTheGrave Report 1 May 2013 11:30

Emma, no disagreement from me either, I would support the use of capital punishment for any individual who is found guilty, beyond any doubt, from forensic and DNA evidence, of the brutal murder of a child.


Muffyxx Report 1 May 2013 11:35

I would want the abuser wiped off the face of the earth.

Without wishing to be indelicate......the knowledge that he would still be able to recall and enjoy memories of what he had done to my child would burn my soul. Locking him up just wouldn't be enough for me.

That's why I would push for the death penalty if evidence is 100% there.

*$parkling $andie*

*$parkling $andie* Report 1 May 2013 12:45

I'm with George on this one very very serious sad case !

If it had been my child I'd probably been in prison myself knowing the findings.

Prison would be too good for him.

My heart goes out the parents.. what ever his sentence...they have it forever.


GinN Report 1 May 2013 12:50

I support capital punishment where there is no doubt of guilt, so, yes Emma, I'm with you.


OneFootInTheGrave Report 1 May 2013 14:18

Up until the early 19th Century - the penalty of being sentence to be - Hung, Drawn, and Quartered, was still on the statue book, to gruesome to describe on here ;-)


ButtercupFields Report 1 May 2013 14:37

I could not bring myself to read the article or indeed, anything further about this poor little girl. It is enough to know that what happened to her was horrific and I hope the evil man suffers for the rest of his life, in one way or another. BC XX


Dermot Report 1 May 2013 14:44

Let us express our utter detestation of anyone who mistreats children & keep talking more about family values.

Trouble is we cannot make people 'good' by Acts of Parliament.

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond Report 2 May 2013 06:45

He deserves to suffer for the rest of his miserable life but no doubt he will get support in prison because he seems to be trying to say he can 't remember so has mental health problems. I hope all the other prisoners will give him hell, let him know how it feels to be terrified and afraid. It won't bring poor little April back or ease her family's pain tho.
Rest in peace, little one



OneFootInTheGrave Report 29 May 2013 14:11

The jury has just retired to consider their verdict


supercrutch Report 29 May 2013 14:36

We get the full reports every night, which in all honesty we could do without.

This man could have saved the family from sitting day after day hearig truly terrible details of what happened (or the speculation of what happened) to their loved child. If he had uttered the one word 'guilty'.

He has chosen to either deliberately deny remembering or truly doesn't recall due to the horrific nature of what he did. However, there is no denying that he did kill April, that should have been enough to convict him without prolonging the trial.

I truly hope her parents and family will find peace somehow, sometime.



OneFootInTheGrave Report 29 May 2013 14:52

Sue - those are my thoughts as well, I just hope and pray that once the trial finishes that the media will show respect and give her loved ones the space and time to recover from this terrible ordeal.

Tenerife Sun

Tenerife Sun Report 29 May 2013 15:21

If/when he is imprisoned I hope he is NOT put in solitary confinement for "his own protection". Let the other prisoners treat him in the same way he treated April.


BarneyKent Report 29 May 2013 15:53

We all feel for this little girl and her family. May they one day find peace.

Many people are calling for the death penalty to be brought back but I believe today's punishments are far worse. Without trying to prejudge the sentence it is very unlikely that this monster will ever be released and will die in prison a broken man.

Stuart Hazell got a minimum 38 years for the murder of Tia Sharp. Today he is a 37 year old man in his prime. Even if he does get out at the minimum term, (which is doubtful), he will be an institutionalised old man of 75 when he is released.

Myra Hindley was never a happy woman, she went into prison aged 23 and died in custody aged 60. Even her Open University degree and the misguided efforts of the pathetic Lord Longford could not make her happy. Hanging would have been much easier for her to bear.

Ian Brady has been confined now for 48 years, he will never be released. He is being force-fed and spends his days curled up on a chair hugging a hot water bottle.

Mark Bridger will have many decades to think over what he did to poor April, he is 47, if he lives for 40 years he will be 87 and still in prison.

These punishments are horrendous but so deserved. I personally hope that Brady, Hazell and Bridger live to the age of 100 with all the sufferings that will entail by being in prison.


OneFootInTheGrave Report 29 May 2013 16:06

I agree StaffyKnot - any guilt or remorse they have would end with the death penalty, let them suffer in jail till they die - whatever the punishment dished out to Mark Bridger, April's nearest and dearest have to carry their loss and grief for the rest of their lives.

R.I.P. April Jones


OneFootInTheGrave Report 30 May 2013 12:26

The jury has found Mark Bridger guilty abduction, also the murder of April Jones, and perverting the course of justice.


AnnCardiff Report 30 May 2013 12:31

and may he rot in Hell