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    Bob Woolmer 'was not murdered'

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    Been all over the news now. Really this was a colossal and idiotic muck up by the Jamaican police. And you really have to feel sorry for Woolmer's widow family and friends. And the Pakistani cricket team who were treated like implied suspects and the victims of suspicion, rumours and innuendo all because of the hastiness and incompetence of the local police.

    Also I think alot of people now have egg on their face with alot of comments made after the death both by the media, on the forum, especially with the dire conspiracy theories that went on at the time. Innocent until proven guilty is a basic part of our society, but that seemed to go out the window with some.
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    Gr8 news especially for the family I hope they sue Jamican police for the muck up.

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    really good news for cricket as a whole!

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    Well at least we have some closure.
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    Finally some closure.
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    Wow, just shocking all round really. From the moment of his death, and all the theories and accusations etc. Just one of cricket's darkest hours.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cover drive man View Post
    The papers had a field day with the Woolmer "Murder" The conspiraciy theories like you said were completely dire they completely forgot about woolmers family who are without a Father and husband. The press wouldn't give it a rest with "It was the mafia!" Or " It was a player!" They wanted him to die terribly so that they could have a story so people would bye there idiot papers it's a ****ing disgrase.
    That's the tabloid press for you. They really couldn't give a **** about whether they upset people's family's and the like, all they care about is circulation numbers, and I doubt whether it will ever change.
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    The papers had a field day with the Woolmer "Murder" The conspiraciy theories like you said were completely dire they completely forgot about woolmers family who are without a Father and husband. The press wouldn't give it a rest with "It was the mafia!" Or " It was a player!" They wanted him to die terribly so that they could have a story so people would buy there idiot papers it's a ****ing disgrase. If he was murderd than it would be a horrible part of the history of cricket. But it's not great news there was still a terrible accident, but I'm glad it wasn't murder. It was also a absoloutely terrible investigation by the police .
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    What a pathetic job of investigating this by the Jamaican police! I can't even imagine what they put Woolmer's family through. Two people that I hope lose their jobs on this are Mark Shields, the lead investigator, and that original pathologist that declared the death as unnatural.

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    Mark is probably going to lose this job. it put a dark shadow over the cwc as well but more over think how much harder it made it for his family.

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    Thank God for this news though what a royal mess.

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    I'm glad he wasn't murderd.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xuhaib View Post
    Gr8 news especially for the family I hope they sue Jamican police for the muck up.
    On what basis can they sue though?

    And what good would it do?
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    You can't blame Shields? He was going by what the Pathologist told him

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    Quote Originally Posted by andmark View Post
    I'm glad he wasn't murderd.
    me too andmark, I was genuinely shocked at the time. Still don't know quite what to believe though

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