Jill Dando Wiki – Jill Dando Biography
Jill Dando was murdered in a “professional hit”, a former career criminal has claimed. The television presenter was shot dead outside her home in Fulham, west London, on April 26, 1999, in a crime that shocked the nation. The new Netflix series Who Killed Jill Dando will explore the cold case, which led to one of the most complex and high-profile police investigations in history. Noel ‘Razor’ Smith, who has 58 convictions and spent 32 years in some of Britain’s toughest prisons, is among those interviewed in the series, which premieres tomorrow. He said Barry George, the man whose conviction for Dando’s murder was overturned in 2008, was not involved and was instead carried out by a hitman, but that the killer was “not who you would think”.
According to the Mirror, when asked if he could give any clues as to why the popular Crimewatch presenter was killed, he said: “No. If I tell you why, you’ll know who did it. It comes as the production company behind the new series said she finds it “outrageous” that Ms Dando’s murder remains unsolved. Mrs Dando’s murder sparked a huge investigation led by the Metropolitan Police. George, a local loner and fantasist who had already served a prison sentence for attempted rape, was convicted of her murder in July 2001. However, he was granted a new trial on appeal and was unanimously acquitted by a jury in August 2008, after spending eight years in prison. Smith, who was first arrested at the age of 14 for stealing apples, said in the new series: “I don’t really want to talk about it for my own safety.”
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But there are rumors in the criminal world, let’s put it that way. “He’s not who you’d think and he’s not Barry George. He was a professional success.” Hamish Campbell, the former detective chief inspector who led the investigation into Ms Dando’s murder, is also among those interviewed. He still insists that Barry George was Mrs. Dando’s killer. He said: ‘I thought the guilty verdict in 2001 was the right verdict. He has been in the news or the subject of comments or reports every year for 23 years. When asked “do you think Barry George killed Jill Dando?”, Campbell added: “I did, yes.” “I don’t think I’ve changed my mind.” George is another interviewee in the series. In a clip shown in the trailer, he said: “It makes me angry that eight years of my life were taken away from me.” Speaking to the Independent ahead of the premiere of Who Killed Jill Dando?, producer Emily Cooper said today: “I was thinking about Jill, and I’m older than her when she died, and I find it scandalous that it’s an open topic.” case.
‘I think it’s really sad. And I think you would want people to keep your memory alive. “We checked it out with [Dando’s brother] Nigel and that was something he wanted too.” When asked who she thinks she killed the presenter, Cooper added: “I don’t have an opinion,” she insists. ‘It’s not my role to have an opinion. I am simply evaluating the facts to give the audience a truthful account of some of the many things that happened surrounding the crime over the years. Smith has committed more than 200 bank robberies in his lifetime as a criminal. He spent time inside 34 different prisons, including the notoriously tough Whitemoor, where he was locked up with infamous killers like police killer Harry Roberts. He was also imprisoned at Belmarsh, where he struck up an unlikely friendship with former MP Jonathan Aitken and took him under his wing after the politician was jailed for perjury and perverting the course of justice. Smith finally gave up a life of crime after spending five years in HMP Grendon, a prison that offers a therapy regime.