Thursday, May 12, 2016

Bulletin: Ben Butler; U.K. On-going trial: The Guardian: "Murder accused Ben Butler 'believed violence improved his mood: Clinical psychologist’s report from 2004 read out to jury at the Old Bailey in trial of man accused of murdering his daughter." ...However, he made clear in two recent emails to a police officer involved with the trial that he was “very uncomfortable” commenting on Butler’s present functioning. He said the formal assessement had happened “so far in the past” that many things could have happened to affect Butler’s behaviour that he may “not be aware of and may not have had the opportunity to assess”...“I would make the point again that my report is very out of date and I would not feel confident speaking to it given the distance of time,” said Green in one email on 7 May. "