The man accused of killing April Jones is reportedly on suicide watch, which indicates he isn’t very interested in proving his so-called innocence. The five-year-old child still hasn’t been found and officials believe Mark Bridger kidnapped and murdered her before dumping her body into the River Dyfi. They’ve also acknowledged that her body may never be found.
Mark Bridger is being held in the Strangeways Prison, the healthcare wing. He is under suicide watch, but reports also say that he’s “enjoying” his use of the jail’s gym “whenever he wishes.” So does that mean he’s being given special treatment? Is this man, who is accused of being a child murderer, being given free-run over the prison out there?
The Sun seems to convey that “suicide watch” mean not much more than pretty much caving in to the wants of the murder suspect so he “remains happy.” Wow, that’s amazing. The family of April Jones can’t be too happy about this. They’re having quite a hard time dealing with the child’s disappearance. The mother is in denial of the inevitability that the child has been killed, and is reportedly holding out for hope that she’s alive. Hope is important, because it replaces anger in hopeless situations. Nonetheless, April’s mother should be angry, and she should want justice.
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