Tom Fuller, found not guilty of murdering Natalie Jarvis in Swanley, speaks exclusively to News Shopper about his ordeal

Tom Fuller feels the time is right to speak out.

Natalie Jarvis was 23 when she was stabbed to death.

Adam Whelehan was sent down for 26 years.

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The 23-year-old man who walked free from court while his best friend went down for 26 years for stabbing his girlfriend to death, is no more.

Tom Fuller is a year older now and has a new life in West Sussex, 90 miles away from the home in Oakley Drive, Eltham, where he was living at the time of Natalie Jarvis’ murder in October 2012.

Speaking exclusively to News Shopper for the first time since he was cleared of the killing in April last year, 24-year-old Fuller admits he still regrets not doing enough to save her.

Natalie was 23 when she was stabbed more than 20 times with a multi-tool by her boyfriend, and Tom’s best friend, Adam Whelehan.

This Is Local London:

Tom Fuller walks free from Maidstone Crown Court on April 24, 2013. 

Former Hurstmere School pupils Tom and Adam visited the Tailor’s Chalk and Portrait pubs in Sidcup on the night of the murder on October 3, 2012.

The pair then headed to Natalie’s home in Swanley to pick her up and while Tom waited in the boot of his friend’s car, Whelehan, then 23, drove to the Button Street car park in Swanley Village before attacking Natalie and leaving her to die.

Tom was accused of being Whelehan’s knowing getaway driver, which he has always denied.

This Is Local London:

Whelehan hands himself in at Bexleyheath police station after being dropped off by Tom Fuller. 

He lives with his girlfriend of seven months Abby Wheeler, 21, and though he may look tanned and healthy, he is clearly nervous and occasionally struggles to find the right words.

Tom told News Shopper things got "quite rough" during the six months he spent awaiting trial at Elmley prison in Eastchurch on the Isle of Sheppey.

He said: "The wing I was on there were quite a few people from Swanley, including some traveller people, and I made friends with people there who said ‘stay away from so-and-so – they know the Jarvis family’ so I always had to have my wits about me.

This Is Local London:

Tom speaks to News Shopper.

"I got attacked once with a razor blade on the end of a toothbrush. I got cut across my eye. That was in the cell.

"The cells had locks on so you could lock yourself in the cell and they came in and locked the door behind themselves and just came at me with a knife. It was two of them."

Tom admits there were things he could have done which may have stopped the murder.

He said: "I do not feel guilt for what Adam did but I do regret how naive I was to get myself involved in the situation.

"I wish I had done some things differently – like not sending some of the texts I sent Adam, which may have changed the outcome, but we'll never know.

"I was just trying to make him laugh, make him feel better about everything.

"I thought nothing more of it. I didn’t actually think that he’d go and stab her.

"He may have planned to kill Natalie that night whether I was there or not."

Tom says the barbs thrown at him on Facebook and in magazine articles by the Jarvis family have forced him to speak out.

Why are you doing this now?

"I’m just sick of them mentioning me in their stories and I’m not allowed to get my side out.

"I want to get facts out there really. No one’s ever mentioned that I’m the one who drove Adam to Bexleyheath police station so he could hand himself in.

"I talked him out of wanting to run away up north somewhere and told him to hand himself in."

How has your life changed?

"It’s completely been turned upside down. I’m trying to get over it.

"I understand they’re grieving and they’ve lost their daughter but in a way I’m grieving about it still because I got dragged into it for nothing.

"I didn’t ask for any of this to happen, I didn’t want it to happen. I thought it was just a bit of banter and that was it."

Why didn’t you warn Natalie?

"I don’t know. I didn’t know they had a knife, I thought they were just going down the road.

"I never thought it would come to this.

“I can’t help it that I just froze. There’s nothing I can do about that.”

Why didn’t you go and find her when Whelehan came back?

"I was just panicking really because he’d just come running back on his own, jumped in the car and said ‘drive’ so I instinctively just drove.

"I didn’t know where we were, I’d never been there before in my life.”

How do you feel towards Natalie's family?

"I do sympathise with them greatly. I can't imagine how it must be for them to lose their daughter, especially in the manner that it happened."

Do you feel guilt at all?

“No. I don’t know, I just don’t. There’s nothing I can do about it now.

“There’s no point in feeling bad about something that I can’t change.

“I used to go through it in my head and what if I’d done something differently but I haven’t got a time machine.

“I can’t go back and change anything.”

How do you feel towards Whelehan?

“My feelings towards Adam have changed completely. I don’t really like saying his name to be honest with you.

“In the weeks leading up to it he mentioned a couple of times a week that he was going to go and do it and every time he didn’t do it.

“I thought I knew him, I thought I proper knew him and there was always a reason why he didn’t do it.

“I thought he’s not like that, he’s not the type of person that’s going to murder someone.”

When did you last speak to him?

“The day I got released. He just said I’m glad that you’ve been found innocent.

“I just said thanks, take care and he had to get on the prison bus.”

Were you not egging him on a bit, even if you didn’t mean to? (Tom sent text messages to Whelehan appearing to encourage him to murder Natalie).

“I think maybe unintentionally I must have egged him on.

“He must have thought 'oh right, Tom’s behind me in this' but in reality it was just like one big joke to me.

“I didn’t think it would ever happen, that it would ever come to this.”

Did you ever feel the verdict wasn’t going to go your way?

“Not really, no. I was always confident that I was going to get the right verdict, that the truth would come out.

What was it like waiting for the verdict?

“I had a panic attack in the cell when the guard came down to tell us it was coming through.

“I was in the same cell as Adam at the time, the holding cell.

“He was just calm as anything – I think he knew he was going down anyway.

“He was poker-faced.”

When the foreman said 'not guilty' what did you feel like?

“I just wanted to jump up and down but the judge said show no emotion when the verdicts are read out so I think I just held my head in my hands.

“I didn’t want to look at anyone.”

Was it more relief or was it joy?

“It was relief that I thought it was all over really. I thought that was it, I can get on with the rest of my life now.”

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9:22am Wed 13 Aug 14

Dean ambrose says...

sitting back with some popcorn waiting for this place to explode
sitting back with some popcorn waiting for this place to explode Dean ambrose
  • Score: 22

9:50am Wed 13 Aug 14

Merrimart says...

What happened to guilty by association?
What happened to guilty by association? Merrimart
  • Score: 12

10:08am Wed 13 Aug 14

the wall says...

Tom Fuller - playing the victim.
Tom Fuller - playing the victim. the wall
  • Score: -11

10:30am Wed 13 Aug 14

Gypo.Joe says...

Fuller you're the one who has to live with your self boi.

Forever !
Fuller you're the one who has to live with your self boi. Forever ! Gypo.Joe
  • Score: -16

2:02pm Wed 13 Aug 14

Crayman says...

News for you mate, you'll ALWAYS be associated with this, better get used to it or move somewhere very far away,
News for you mate, you'll ALWAYS be associated with this, better get used to it or move somewhere very far away, Crayman
  • Score: 20

3:06pm Wed 13 Aug 14

The Fozziest of Bears says...

"I want the facts out there"

You waited in the boot of a car (not unusual !!!!!!)

You did nothing to stop a young girl being murdered.

Facts over.
"I want the facts out there" You waited in the boot of a car (not unusual !!!!!!) You did nothing to stop a young girl being murdered. Facts over. The Fozziest of Bears
  • Score: 26

3:37pm Wed 13 Aug 14

Theresa12 says...

How could anyone sit in a car & not do anything to stop a young girl from being murdered??? As a mother of a murdered son..... You are as GUILTY as him & I hope this haunts you for the rest of your life! Let's hope that Karma strikes!
How could anyone sit in a car & not do anything to stop a young girl from being murdered??? As a mother of a murdered son..... You are as GUILTY as him & I hope this haunts you for the rest of your life! Let's hope that Karma strikes! Theresa12
  • Score: 22

4:02pm Wed 13 Aug 14

Theresa12 says...

I am very disappointed with The Newshopper for giving this person print! You were very kind to me when my son was murdered!!
I am very disappointed with The Newshopper for giving this person print! You were very kind to me when my son was murdered!! Theresa12
  • Score: 19

4:17pm Wed 13 Aug 14

dd2006 says...

Feel sorry for Adele mark and gemma X
Feel sorry for Adele mark and gemma X dd2006
  • Score: 8

6:07pm Wed 13 Aug 14

Theresa12 says...

As for being told when I rang to complain about this despicable article that he has a right to have his say & you have given the Jarvis family lots of print.... What about Natalie's RIGHT TO A LIFE??? This scumbag helped the person who took that right away from her.....
As for being told when I rang to complain about this despicable article that he has a right to have his say & you have given the Jarvis family lots of print.... What about Natalie's RIGHT TO A LIFE??? This scumbag helped the person who took that right away from her..... Theresa12
  • Score: 12

7:18pm Wed 13 Aug 14

Theresa12 says...

WHY DIDN'T HE CALL FOR AN AMBULANCE? From what I've heard he was too busy txting the other so called friends telling them he had done it!!!!!! If he had dialed 999 Natalie may well have been saved so in effect he did help to murder her!!!!!
WHY DIDN'T HE CALL FOR AN AMBULANCE? From what I've heard he was too busy txting the other so called friends telling them he had done it!!!!!! If he had dialed 999 Natalie may well have been saved so in effect he did help to murder her!!!!! Theresa12
  • Score: 16

11:28pm Wed 13 Aug 14

Natalies Dad says...

Today, has been an extremely difficult day.
My family were alerted early this morning to an article published online and in print by the News Shopper. This article is a futile attempt by Tom Fuller to absolve himself of any blame whatsoever in the premeditation, execution and aftermath of the savage, senseless murder of our daughter and sister Natalie Jarvis.
Whilst we accept that the News Shopper are free to print whatever they wish, we are saddened and disappointed that they chose to publish without the courtesy and sensitivity to advise us in advance that they were going to do so, especially as they have our contact details on file from previous interviews we have done with them.
As the majority of you know my wife and daughter work in a supermarket and to see this article on the front page of a local newspaper on the shelves is extremely distressing for them.
The News Shopper may maintain that they have published the article as a story of interest to the local community. May I suggest that all this story has done is reopen old wounds and reignited anger and resentment towards those involved.
Tom Fuller is allowed the freedom of free speech. By the same token we, as a family, are entitled to the right of reply.
During the trial, Fuller’s defence team tried to introduce a psychiatric report that said that he was in the lowest 10% of the population in terms of intelligence and suggestibility.
I can only assume that this must be true.
In the article he is quoted as saying "I want to get facts out there really.”
Poor Tom is deluded, he has forgotten that he presented the facts to the court under oath. We know because we were there for every minute of every hour, of every day of the trial. A reporter from the News Shopper was also there for the majority of that time.
The law is clear and unforgiving - if your presence, knowledge or actions lead to a serious crime being committed, such as murder, you too could be charged with murder.
This means that it's not just the person who uses the weapon that could be charged with murder. It could be anyone who was with them, or knew or did something which led to it happening, or failed to do something to prevent it.
In Fuller’s case the facts are also clear and unforgiving:
He was present. By his own admission he was in the boot of the car. He drove the car away after the murder.
He had knowledge. By his own admission he sent a text from the boot of the car before they had arrived at our house saying “I’m going to get done for this” If he had no knowledge of what was going to happen, then what was he going to get done for?
He did something that led to it happening. Evidence was presented in court, undisputed by either of the defence teams, of text messages sent between him and Whelehan clearly showing that he encouraged it.
He did nothing to prevent it happening. He admits that he heard Natalie, clearly distressed, shouting “Get off me Adam!” at the scene. He did nothing to help her. His friend returned to the car without Natalie and he didn’t question why he was covered in blood or where Natalie was. The article clearly states Tom admits there were things he could have done which may have stopped the murder.
He claims he froze in the boot of the car. Video evidence shown in court from CCTV cameras prove that this was for no longer than 90 seconds. He then moved the car so its headlights were illuminating the road in the direction that Natalie and Whelehan went. The crime scene was approximately 150 metres long. Natalie and Whelehan were struggling and fighting with each other over that distance and the first drops of blood were found approximately 17 metres from the car. It is inconceivable he did not see what was happening.
The judge was clear in his summing up that if the points above were proven then Fuller must be found guilty.
Tom Fuller was found not guilty of murder through joint enterprise by a jury of his peers. How a jury found him Not Guilty will haunt us for the rest of our days, but, Not Guilty is not the same as innocent.
The reporter says that “although he may look tanned and healthy, he is clearly nervous and occasionally struggles to find the right words.” Would I be cynical to suggest that this is because he is fully aware that with any slip of the tongue he would drop himself right in it. It’s a totally different matter trying to construct a logical argument for your actions or inactions than having a skilled QC construct a legal defence for them in court.
Fuller suggests that we have contacts within the traveller community and that we arranged and orchestrated attacks on him whilst he was on remand. We have never had links of any kind with any inmates from any community within Elmley or any other prison. The suggestion that we have ever solicited an attack on him by anyone is ludicrous. I would also venture that the close up image shown on the website and the newspaper shows no sign of any facial injury caused by an attack with a razor.
Listen to the audio clip. It is pathetic! This is a coward trying to convince himself that he is innocent. How dare he try to equate his feelings with the grief that we feel on a daily basis. He grieves for the life he has lost……all 5 months he spent on remand….for nothing???? Is Natalie’s life nothing? Words fail me.
Fuller is quoted as saying ‘I’m just sick of them mentioning me in their stories and I’m not allowed to get my side out.”
Feel free to get your side out anytime you like Tom Fuller. I will continue to broadcast your name, along with those of Adam Whelehan, Matt Woods and Steve Hughes as being instrumental and complicit in the murder of my daughter.
If anything, all Tom Fuller has done (with the help of the News Shopper) is reaffirm that he was involved in this horrendous venture from start to finish.
Today, has been an extremely difficult day. My family were alerted early this morning to an article published online and in print by the News Shopper. This article is a futile attempt by Tom Fuller to absolve himself of any blame whatsoever in the premeditation, execution and aftermath of the savage, senseless murder of our daughter and sister Natalie Jarvis. Whilst we accept that the News Shopper are free to print whatever they wish, we are saddened and disappointed that they chose to publish without the courtesy and sensitivity to advise us in advance that they were going to do so, especially as they have our contact details on file from previous interviews we have done with them. As the majority of you know my wife and daughter work in a supermarket and to see this article on the front page of a local newspaper on the shelves is extremely distressing for them. The News Shopper may maintain that they have published the article as a story of interest to the local community. May I suggest that all this story has done is reopen old wounds and reignited anger and resentment towards those involved. Tom Fuller is allowed the freedom of free speech. By the same token we, as a family, are entitled to the right of reply. During the trial, Fuller’s defence team tried to introduce a psychiatric report that said that he was in the lowest 10% of the population in terms of intelligence and suggestibility. I can only assume that this must be true. In the article he is quoted as saying "I want to get facts out there really.” Poor Tom is deluded, he has forgotten that he presented the facts to the court under oath. We know because we were there for every minute of every hour, of every day of the trial. A reporter from the News Shopper was also there for the majority of that time. The law is clear and unforgiving - if your presence, knowledge or actions lead to a serious crime being committed, such as murder, you too could be charged with murder. This means that it's not just the person who uses the weapon that could be charged with murder. It could be anyone who was with them, or knew or did something which led to it happening, or failed to do something to prevent it. In Fuller’s case the facts are also clear and unforgiving: He was present. By his own admission he was in the boot of the car. He drove the car away after the murder. He had knowledge. By his own admission he sent a text from the boot of the car before they had arrived at our house saying “I’m going to get done for this” If he had no knowledge of what was going to happen, then what was he going to get done for? He did something that led to it happening. Evidence was presented in court, undisputed by either of the defence teams, of text messages sent between him and Whelehan clearly showing that he encouraged it. He did nothing to prevent it happening. He admits that he heard Natalie, clearly distressed, shouting “Get off me Adam!” at the scene. He did nothing to help her. His friend returned to the car without Natalie and he didn’t question why he was covered in blood or where Natalie was. The article clearly states Tom admits there were things he could have done which may have stopped the murder. He claims he froze in the boot of the car. Video evidence shown in court from CCTV cameras prove that this was for no longer than 90 seconds. He then moved the car so its headlights were illuminating the road in the direction that Natalie and Whelehan went. The crime scene was approximately 150 metres long. Natalie and Whelehan were struggling and fighting with each other over that distance and the first drops of blood were found approximately 17 metres from the car. It is inconceivable he did not see what was happening. The judge was clear in his summing up that if the points above were proven then Fuller must be found guilty. Tom Fuller was found not guilty of murder through joint enterprise by a jury of his peers. How a jury found him Not Guilty will haunt us for the rest of our days, but, Not Guilty is not the same as innocent. The reporter says that “although he may look tanned and healthy, he is clearly nervous and occasionally struggles to find the right words.” Would I be cynical to suggest that this is because he is fully aware that with any slip of the tongue he would drop himself right in it. It’s a totally different matter trying to construct a logical argument for your actions or inactions than having a skilled QC construct a legal defence for them in court. Fuller suggests that we have contacts within the traveller community and that we arranged and orchestrated attacks on him whilst he was on remand. We have never had links of any kind with any inmates from any community within Elmley or any other prison. The suggestion that we have ever solicited an attack on him by anyone is ludicrous. I would also venture that the close up image shown on the website and the newspaper shows no sign of any facial injury caused by an attack with a razor. Listen to the audio clip. It is pathetic! This is a coward trying to convince himself that he is innocent. How dare he try to equate his feelings with the grief that we feel on a daily basis. He grieves for the life he has lost……all 5 months he spent on remand….for nothing???? Is Natalie’s life nothing? Words fail me. Fuller is quoted as saying ‘I’m just sick of them mentioning me in their stories and I’m not allowed to get my side out.” Feel free to get your side out anytime you like Tom Fuller. I will continue to broadcast your name, along with those of Adam Whelehan, Matt Woods and Steve Hughes as being instrumental and complicit in the murder of my daughter. If anything, all Tom Fuller has done (with the help of the News Shopper) is reaffirm that he was involved in this horrendous venture from start to finish. Natalies Dad
  • Score: 109

11:54pm Wed 13 Aug 14

Theresa12 says...

Why didn't the Newshopper warn the Jarvis family that this article was being done??????
Why didn't the Newshopper warn the Jarvis family that this article was being done?????? Theresa12
  • Score: 30

11:56pm Wed 13 Aug 14

Theresa12 says...

Natalies Dad wrote:
Today, has been an extremely difficult day.
My family were alerted early this morning to an article published online and in print by the News Shopper. This article is a futile attempt by Tom Fuller to absolve himself of any blame whatsoever in the premeditation, execution and aftermath of the savage, senseless murder of our daughter and sister Natalie Jarvis.
Whilst we accept that the News Shopper are free to print whatever they wish, we are saddened and disappointed that they chose to publish without the courtesy and sensitivity to advise us in advance that they were going to do so, especially as they have our contact details on file from previous interviews we have done with them.
As the majority of you know my wife and daughter work in a supermarket and to see this article on the front page of a local newspaper on the shelves is extremely distressing for them.
The News Shopper may maintain that they have published the article as a story of interest to the local community. May I suggest that all this story has done is reopen old wounds and reignited anger and resentment towards those involved.
Tom Fuller is allowed the freedom of free speech. By the same token we, as a family, are entitled to the right of reply.
During the trial, Fuller’s defence team tried to introduce a psychiatric report that said that he was in the lowest 10% of the population in terms of intelligence and suggestibility.
I can only assume that this must be true.
In the article he is quoted as saying "I want to get facts out there really.”
Poor Tom is deluded, he has forgotten that he presented the facts to the court under oath. We know because we were there for every minute of every hour, of every day of the trial. A reporter from the News Shopper was also there for the majority of that time.
The law is clear and unforgiving - if your presence, knowledge or actions lead to a serious crime being committed, such as murder, you too could be charged with murder.
This means that it's not just the person who uses the weapon that could be charged with murder. It could be anyone who was with them, or knew or did something which led to it happening, or failed to do something to prevent it.
In Fuller’s case the facts are also clear and unforgiving:
He was present. By his own admission he was in the boot of the car. He drove the car away after the murder.
He had knowledge. By his own admission he sent a text from the boot of the car before they had arrived at our house saying “I’m going to get done for this” If he had no knowledge of what was going to happen, then what was he going to get done for?
He did something that led to it happening. Evidence was presented in court, undisputed by either of the defence teams, of text messages sent between him and Whelehan clearly showing that he encouraged it.
He did nothing to prevent it happening. He admits that he heard Natalie, clearly distressed, shouting “Get off me Adam!” at the scene. He did nothing to help her. His friend returned to the car without Natalie and he didn’t question why he was covered in blood or where Natalie was. The article clearly states Tom admits there were things he could have done which may have stopped the murder.
He claims he froze in the boot of the car. Video evidence shown in court from CCTV cameras prove that this was for no longer than 90 seconds. He then moved the car so its headlights were illuminating the road in the direction that Natalie and Whelehan went. The crime scene was approximately 150 metres long. Natalie and Whelehan were struggling and fighting with each other over that distance and the first drops of blood were found approximately 17 metres from the car. It is inconceivable he did not see what was happening.
The judge was clear in his summing up that if the points above were proven then Fuller must be found guilty.
Tom Fuller was found not guilty of murder through joint enterprise by a jury of his peers. How a jury found him Not Guilty will haunt us for the rest of our days, but, Not Guilty is not the same as innocent.
The reporter says that “although he may look tanned and healthy, he is clearly nervous and occasionally struggles to find the right words.” Would I be cynical to suggest that this is because he is fully aware that with any slip of the tongue he would drop himself right in it. It’s a totally different matter trying to construct a logical argument for your actions or inactions than having a skilled QC construct a legal defence for them in court.
Fuller suggests that we have contacts within the traveller community and that we arranged and orchestrated attacks on him whilst he was on remand. We have never had links of any kind with any inmates from any community within Elmley or any other prison. The suggestion that we have ever solicited an attack on him by anyone is ludicrous. I would also venture that the close up image shown on the website and the newspaper shows no sign of any facial injury caused by an attack with a razor.
Listen to the audio clip. It is pathetic! This is a coward trying to convince himself that he is innocent. How dare he try to equate his feelings with the grief that we feel on a daily basis. He grieves for the life he has lost……all 5 months he spent on remand….for nothing???? Is Natalie’s life nothing? Words fail me.
Fuller is quoted as saying ‘I’m just sick of them mentioning me in their stories and I’m not allowed to get my side out.”
Feel free to get your side out anytime you like Tom Fuller. I will continue to broadcast your name, along with those of Adam Whelehan, Matt Woods and Steve Hughes as being instrumental and complicit in the murder of my daughter.
If anything, all Tom Fuller has done (with the help of the News Shopper) is reaffirm that he was involved in this horrendous venture from start to finish.
Well said Mark Jarvis......
[quote][p][bold]Natalies Dad[/bold] wrote: Today, has been an extremely difficult day. My family were alerted early this morning to an article published online and in print by the News Shopper. This article is a futile attempt by Tom Fuller to absolve himself of any blame whatsoever in the premeditation, execution and aftermath of the savage, senseless murder of our daughter and sister Natalie Jarvis. Whilst we accept that the News Shopper are free to print whatever they wish, we are saddened and disappointed that they chose to publish without the courtesy and sensitivity to advise us in advance that they were going to do so, especially as they have our contact details on file from previous interviews we have done with them. As the majority of you know my wife and daughter work in a supermarket and to see this article on the front page of a local newspaper on the shelves is extremely distressing for them. The News Shopper may maintain that they have published the article as a story of interest to the local community. May I suggest that all this story has done is reopen old wounds and reignited anger and resentment towards those involved. Tom Fuller is allowed the freedom of free speech. By the same token we, as a family, are entitled to the right of reply. During the trial, Fuller’s defence team tried to introduce a psychiatric report that said that he was in the lowest 10% of the population in terms of intelligence and suggestibility. I can only assume that this must be true. In the article he is quoted as saying "I want to get facts out there really.” Poor Tom is deluded, he has forgotten that he presented the facts to the court under oath. We know because we were there for every minute of every hour, of every day of the trial. A reporter from the News Shopper was also there for the majority of that time. The law is clear and unforgiving - if your presence, knowledge or actions lead to a serious crime being committed, such as murder, you too could be charged with murder. This means that it's not just the person who uses the weapon that could be charged with murder. It could be anyone who was with them, or knew or did something which led to it happening, or failed to do something to prevent it. In Fuller’s case the facts are also clear and unforgiving: He was present. By his own admission he was in the boot of the car. He drove the car away after the murder. He had knowledge. By his own admission he sent a text from the boot of the car before they had arrived at our house saying “I’m going to get done for this” If he had no knowledge of what was going to happen, then what was he going to get done for? He did something that led to it happening. Evidence was presented in court, undisputed by either of the defence teams, of text messages sent between him and Whelehan clearly showing that he encouraged it. He did nothing to prevent it happening. He admits that he heard Natalie, clearly distressed, shouting “Get off me Adam!” at the scene. He did nothing to help her. His friend returned to the car without Natalie and he didn’t question why he was covered in blood or where Natalie was. The article clearly states Tom admits there were things he could have done which may have stopped the murder. He claims he froze in the boot of the car. Video evidence shown in court from CCTV cameras prove that this was for no longer than 90 seconds. He then moved the car so its headlights were illuminating the road in the direction that Natalie and Whelehan went. The crime scene was approximately 150 metres long. Natalie and Whelehan were struggling and fighting with each other over that distance and the first drops of blood were found approximately 17 metres from the car. It is inconceivable he did not see what was happening. The judge was clear in his summing up that if the points above were proven then Fuller must be found guilty. Tom Fuller was found not guilty of murder through joint enterprise by a jury of his peers. How a jury found him Not Guilty will haunt us for the rest of our days, but, Not Guilty is not the same as innocent. The reporter says that “although he may look tanned and healthy, he is clearly nervous and occasionally struggles to find the right words.” Would I be cynical to suggest that this is because he is fully aware that with any slip of the tongue he would drop himself right in it. It’s a totally different matter trying to construct a logical argument for your actions or inactions than having a skilled QC construct a legal defence for them in court. Fuller suggests that we have contacts within the traveller community and that we arranged and orchestrated attacks on him whilst he was on remand. We have never had links of any kind with any inmates from any community within Elmley or any other prison. The suggestion that we have ever solicited an attack on him by anyone is ludicrous. I would also venture that the close up image shown on the website and the newspaper shows no sign of any facial injury caused by an attack with a razor. Listen to the audio clip. It is pathetic! This is a coward trying to convince himself that he is innocent. How dare he try to equate his feelings with the grief that we feel on a daily basis. He grieves for the life he has lost……all 5 months he spent on remand….for nothing???? Is Natalie’s life nothing? Words fail me. Fuller is quoted as saying ‘I’m just sick of them mentioning me in their stories and I’m not allowed to get my side out.” Feel free to get your side out anytime you like Tom Fuller. I will continue to broadcast your name, along with those of Adam Whelehan, Matt Woods and Steve Hughes as being instrumental and complicit in the murder of my daughter. If anything, all Tom Fuller has done (with the help of the News Shopper) is reaffirm that he was involved in this horrendous venture from start to finish.[/p][/quote]Well said Mark Jarvis...... Theresa12
  • Score: 29

12:18am Thu 14 Aug 14

Dean ambrose says...

retrial,we need a retrial.This guy is as guilty as the scumbag that held the knife.
i expect News shopper to bury this article ASAP though
retrial,we need a retrial.This guy is as guilty as the scumbag that held the knife. i expect News shopper to bury this article ASAP though Dean ambrose
  • Score: 27

2:21am Thu 14 Aug 14

oBLiVioN 70 says...

Natalies Dad wrote:
Today, has been an extremely difficult day. My family were alerted early this morning to an article published online and in print by the News Shopper. This article is a futile attempt by Tom Fuller to absolve himself of any blame whatsoever in the premeditation, execution and aftermath of the savage, senseless murder of our daughter and sister Natalie Jarvis. Whilst we accept that the News Shopper are free to print whatever they wish, we are saddened and disappointed that they chose to publish without the courtesy and sensitivity to advise us in advance that they were going to do so, especially as they have our contact details on file from previous interviews we have done with them. As the majority of you know my wife and daughter work in a supermarket and to see this article on the front page of a local newspaper on the shelves is extremely distressing for them. The News Shopper may maintain that they have published the article as a story of interest to the local community. May I suggest that all this story has done is reopen old wounds and reignited anger and resentment towards those involved. Tom Fuller is allowed the freedom of free speech. By the same token we, as a family, are entitled to the right of reply. During the trial, Fuller’s defence team tried to introduce a psychiatric report that said that he was in the lowest 10% of the population in terms of intelligence and suggestibility. I can only assume that this must be true. In the article he is quoted as saying "I want to get facts out there really.” Poor Tom is deluded, he has forgotten that he presented the facts to the court under oath. We know because we were there for every minute of every hour, of every day of the trial. A reporter from the News Shopper was also there for the majority of that time. The law is clear and unforgiving - if your presence, knowledge or actions lead to a serious crime being committed, such as murder, you too could be charged with murder. This means that it's not just the person who uses the weapon that could be charged with murder. It could be anyone who was with them, or knew or did something which led to it happening, or failed to do something to prevent it. In Fuller’s case the facts are also clear and unforgiving: He was present. By his own admission he was in the boot of the car. He drove the car away after the murder. He had knowledge. By his own admission he sent a text from the boot of the car before they had arrived at our house saying “I’m going to get done for this” If he had no knowledge of what was going to happen, then what was he going to get done for? He did something that led to it happening. Evidence was presented in court, undisputed by either of the defence teams, of text messages sent between him and Whelehan clearly showing that he encouraged it. He did nothing to prevent it happening. He admits that he heard Natalie, clearly distressed, shouting “Get off me Adam!” at the scene. He did nothing to help her. His friend returned to the car without Natalie and he didn’t question why he was covered in blood or where Natalie was. The article clearly states Tom admits there were things he could have done which may have stopped the murder. He claims he froze in the boot of the car. Video evidence shown in court from CCTV cameras prove that this was for no longer than 90 seconds. He then moved the car so its headlights were illuminating the road in the direction that Natalie and Whelehan went. The crime scene was approximately 150 metres long. Natalie and Whelehan were struggling and fighting with each other over that distance and the first drops of blood were found approximately 17 metres from the car. It is inconceivable he did not see what was happening. The judge was clear in his summing up that if the points above were proven then Fuller must be found guilty. Tom Fuller was found not guilty of murder through joint enterprise by a jury of his peers. How a jury found him Not Guilty will haunt us for the rest of our days, but, Not Guilty is not the same as innocent. The reporter says that “although he may look tanned and healthy, he is clearly nervous and occasionally struggles to find the right words.” Would I be cynical to suggest that this is because he is fully aware that with any slip of the tongue he would drop himself right in it. It’s a totally different matter trying to construct a logical argument for your actions or inactions than having a skilled QC construct a legal defence for them in court. Fuller suggests that we have contacts within the traveller community and that we arranged and orchestrated attacks on him whilst he was on remand. We have never had links of any kind with any inmates from any community within Elmley or any other prison. The suggestion that we have ever solicited an attack on him by anyone is ludicrous. I would also venture that the close up image shown on the website and the newspaper shows no sign of any facial injury caused by an attack with a razor. Listen to the audio clip. It is pathetic! This is a coward trying to convince himself that he is innocent. How dare he try to equate his feelings with the grief that we feel on a daily basis. He grieves for the life he has lost……all 5 months he spent on remand….for nothing???? Is Natalie’s life nothing? Words fail me. Fuller is quoted as saying ‘I’m just sick of them mentioning me in their stories and I’m not allowed to get my side out.” Feel free to get your side out anytime you like Tom Fuller. I will continue to broadcast your name, along with those of Adam Whelehan, Matt Woods and Steve Hughes as being instrumental and complicit in the murder of my daughter. If anything, all Tom Fuller has done (with the help of the News Shopper) is reaffirm that he was involved in this horrendous venture from start to finish.
I have not commented on this, not because I don't have an opinion, but because I don't like just walking in to something I don't know enough about. I have seen enough to know though that if I was in Toms situation on that day then I would have not travelled with them, and if I had it would have been for only 2 reasons, to prevent the murder or to assist it. As it wasn't prevented that leaves only one reasonable conclusion.

I appreciate and agree with what you have said, I expect it wasn't easy for you either, and now Tom has said what he had to, I can honestly say I don't buy it but maybe he really is that slow, however he needs to respect you and your family's need to live your lives as best as you can and respect your grief which will, for you and your family will carry on and on.

If Tom has any conscience then hopefully that day will be with him forever also, but saying he doesn't feel guilty suggests that's not the case.
[quote][p][bold]Natalies Dad[/bold] wrote: Today, has been an extremely difficult day. My family were alerted early this morning to an article published online and in print by the News Shopper. This article is a futile attempt by Tom Fuller to absolve himself of any blame whatsoever in the premeditation, execution and aftermath of the savage, senseless murder of our daughter and sister Natalie Jarvis. Whilst we accept that the News Shopper are free to print whatever they wish, we are saddened and disappointed that they chose to publish without the courtesy and sensitivity to advise us in advance that they were going to do so, especially as they have our contact details on file from previous interviews we have done with them. As the majority of you know my wife and daughter work in a supermarket and to see this article on the front page of a local newspaper on the shelves is extremely distressing for them. The News Shopper may maintain that they have published the article as a story of interest to the local community. May I suggest that all this story has done is reopen old wounds and reignited anger and resentment towards those involved. Tom Fuller is allowed the freedom of free speech. By the same token we, as a family, are entitled to the right of reply. During the trial, Fuller’s defence team tried to introduce a psychiatric report that said that he was in the lowest 10% of the population in terms of intelligence and suggestibility. I can only assume that this must be true. In the article he is quoted as saying "I want to get facts out there really.” Poor Tom is deluded, he has forgotten that he presented the facts to the court under oath. We know because we were there for every minute of every hour, of every day of the trial. A reporter from the News Shopper was also there for the majority of that time. The law is clear and unforgiving - if your presence, knowledge or actions lead to a serious crime being committed, such as murder, you too could be charged with murder. This means that it's not just the person who uses the weapon that could be charged with murder. It could be anyone who was with them, or knew or did something which led to it happening, or failed to do something to prevent it. In Fuller’s case the facts are also clear and unforgiving: He was present. By his own admission he was in the boot of the car. He drove the car away after the murder. He had knowledge. By his own admission he sent a text from the boot of the car before they had arrived at our house saying “I’m going to get done for this” If he had no knowledge of what was going to happen, then what was he going to get done for? He did something that led to it happening. Evidence was presented in court, undisputed by either of the defence teams, of text messages sent between him and Whelehan clearly showing that he encouraged it. He did nothing to prevent it happening. He admits that he heard Natalie, clearly distressed, shouting “Get off me Adam!” at the scene. He did nothing to help her. His friend returned to the car without Natalie and he didn’t question why he was covered in blood or where Natalie was. The article clearly states Tom admits there were things he could have done which may have stopped the murder. He claims he froze in the boot of the car. Video evidence shown in court from CCTV cameras prove that this was for no longer than 90 seconds. He then moved the car so its headlights were illuminating the road in the direction that Natalie and Whelehan went. The crime scene was approximately 150 metres long. Natalie and Whelehan were struggling and fighting with each other over that distance and the first drops of blood were found approximately 17 metres from the car. It is inconceivable he did not see what was happening. The judge was clear in his summing up that if the points above were proven then Fuller must be found guilty. Tom Fuller was found not guilty of murder through joint enterprise by a jury of his peers. How a jury found him Not Guilty will haunt us for the rest of our days, but, Not Guilty is not the same as innocent. The reporter says that “although he may look tanned and healthy, he is clearly nervous and occasionally struggles to find the right words.” Would I be cynical to suggest that this is because he is fully aware that with any slip of the tongue he would drop himself right in it. It’s a totally different matter trying to construct a logical argument for your actions or inactions than having a skilled QC construct a legal defence for them in court. Fuller suggests that we have contacts within the traveller community and that we arranged and orchestrated attacks on him whilst he was on remand. We have never had links of any kind with any inmates from any community within Elmley or any other prison. The suggestion that we have ever solicited an attack on him by anyone is ludicrous. I would also venture that the close up image shown on the website and the newspaper shows no sign of any facial injury caused by an attack with a razor. Listen to the audio clip. It is pathetic! This is a coward trying to convince himself that he is innocent. How dare he try to equate his feelings with the grief that we feel on a daily basis. He grieves for the life he has lost……all 5 months he spent on remand….for nothing???? Is Natalie’s life nothing? Words fail me. Fuller is quoted as saying ‘I’m just sick of them mentioning me in their stories and I’m not allowed to get my side out.” Feel free to get your side out anytime you like Tom Fuller. I will continue to broadcast your name, along with those of Adam Whelehan, Matt Woods and Steve Hughes as being instrumental and complicit in the murder of my daughter. If anything, all Tom Fuller has done (with the help of the News Shopper) is reaffirm that he was involved in this horrendous venture from start to finish.[/p][/quote]I have not commented on this, not because I don't have an opinion, but because I don't like just walking in to something I don't know enough about. I have seen enough to know though that if I was in Toms situation on that day then I would have not travelled with them, and if I had it would have been for only 2 reasons, to prevent the murder or to assist it. As it wasn't prevented that leaves only one reasonable conclusion. I appreciate and agree with what you have said, I expect it wasn't easy for you either, and now Tom has said what he had to, I can honestly say I don't buy it but maybe he really is that slow, however he needs to respect you and your family's need to live your lives as best as you can and respect your grief which will, for you and your family will carry on and on. If Tom has any conscience then hopefully that day will be with him forever also, but saying he doesn't feel guilty suggests that's not the case. oBLiVioN 70
  • Score: 13

9:24am Thu 14 Aug 14

joncook says...

I have been a long time reader of the Newsshopper but I can guarantee that I will never be reading it again either online or in print. If this paper appears through my letterbox it will swiftly be burnt.
You're an absolute disgrace for allowing this animal any time to try and drum up sympathy. He is as guilty as Adam and it is beyond belief that he walked free. I hope he finally gets what he deserve.
The Newsshopper have printed this for nothing but their own gains, there is no public interest here, no one wants to hear a monster like Tom trying to ease his conscience.
You sum up everything that is wrong with Journalism today, cheap sensationalism.
Tim MacFarlan, you should have more pride and belief in your work to have carried out this interview.
I have been a long time reader of the Newsshopper but I can guarantee that I will never be reading it again either online or in print. If this paper appears through my letterbox it will swiftly be burnt. You're an absolute disgrace for allowing this animal any time to try and drum up sympathy. He is as guilty as Adam and it is beyond belief that he walked free. I hope he finally gets what he deserve. The Newsshopper have printed this for nothing but their own gains, there is no public interest here, no one wants to hear a monster like Tom trying to ease his conscience. You sum up everything that is wrong with Journalism today, cheap sensationalism. Tim MacFarlan, you should have more pride and belief in your work to have carried out this interview. joncook
  • Score: 28

10:20am Thu 14 Aug 14

concerned.erith says...

Natalies dad and all her family - this is the lowest of the low from this rag.

That's why this rag is free because no one would pay for this BS
Natalies dad and all her family - this is the lowest of the low from this rag. That's why this rag is free because no one would pay for this BS concerned.erith
  • Score: 6

10:28am Thu 14 Aug 14

Gypo.Joe says...

I fully support the Shopper for publishing this article. Look at it like this, who among the general public apart from family and friends of Natalie knew who this POS was. Now we all know who he is and what he looks like. Fullers attempt at justifying himself and his behavior have exposed him for exactly what a worthless c**t he really is.

Enjoy your existence Fuller and I really do hope you spend it looking over your shoulders.
I fully support the Shopper for publishing this article. Look at it like this, who among the general public apart from family and friends of Natalie knew who this POS was. Now we all know who he is and what he looks like. Fullers attempt at justifying himself and his behavior have exposed him for exactly what a worthless c**t he really is. Enjoy your existence Fuller and I really do hope you spend it looking over your shoulders. Gypo.Joe
  • Score: 4

11:03am Thu 14 Aug 14

kentmum says...

Why wasn't he charged as an accomplice to murder?

'At law, an accomplice is a person who actively participates in the commission of a crime, even though they take no part in the actual criminal offense'

My sincere condolences to Natalie's family x
Why wasn't he charged as an accomplice to murder? 'At law, an accomplice is a person who actively participates in the commission of a crime, even though they take no part in the actual criminal offense' My sincere condolences to Natalie's family x kentmum
  • Score: 7

11:15am Thu 14 Aug 14

Theresa12 says...

kentmum wrote:
Why wasn't he charged as an accomplice to murder?

'At law, an accomplice is a person who actively participates in the commission of a crime, even though they take no part in the actual criminal offense'

My sincere condolences to Natalie's family x
He was charged with Joint Enterprise BUT the stupid jury found him NOT GUILTY!!!!
[quote][p][bold]kentmum[/bold] wrote: Why wasn't he charged as an accomplice to murder? 'At law, an accomplice is a person who actively participates in the commission of a crime, even though they take no part in the actual criminal offense' My sincere condolences to Natalie's family x[/p][/quote]He was charged with Joint Enterprise BUT the stupid jury found him NOT GUILTY!!!! Theresa12
  • Score: 1

11:16am Thu 14 Aug 14

Theresa12 says...

It's NOT SURPRISING that there is NOT ONE COMMENT supporting this EVIL PERSON!!!!!
It's NOT SURPRISING that there is NOT ONE COMMENT supporting this EVIL PERSON!!!!! Theresa12
  • Score: 1

12:50pm Thu 14 Aug 14

Dean ambrose says...

Theresa12 wrote:
It's NOT SURPRISING that there is NOT ONE COMMENT supporting this EVIL PERSON!!!!!
Who you talking about? Tom fuller or the "journalist"
[quote][p][bold]Theresa12[/bold] wrote: It's NOT SURPRISING that there is NOT ONE COMMENT supporting this EVIL PERSON!!!!![/p][/quote]Who you talking about? Tom fuller or the "journalist" Dean ambrose
  • Score: 8

1:27pm Thu 14 Aug 14

Theresa12 says...

Dean ambrose wrote:
Theresa12 wrote:
It's NOT SURPRISING that there is NOT ONE COMMENT supporting this EVIL PERSON!!!!!
Who you talking about? Tom fuller or the "journalist"
BOTH!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Dean ambrose[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Theresa12[/bold] wrote: It's NOT SURPRISING that there is NOT ONE COMMENT supporting this EVIL PERSON!!!!![/p][/quote]Who you talking about? Tom fuller or the "journalist"[/p][/quote]BOTH!!!! Theresa12
  • Score: 1

6:59pm Thu 14 Aug 14

Adele Jarvis says...

Theresa12 wrote:
kentmum wrote:
Why wasn't he charged as an accomplice to murder?

'At law, an accomplice is a person who actively participates in the commission of a crime, even though they take no part in the actual criminal offense'

My sincere condolences to Natalie's family x
He was charged with Joint Enterprise BUT the stupid jury found him NOT GUILTY!!!!
I'm Natalie's heartbroken mum and we her family truly believe the jury didn't understand joint enterprise. When the judge was directing the jury on the routes to verdict he said many things all of which proved it should of been a guilty verdict, one of the things he said was "If you believe Tom Fuller was at the scene and he did nothing to stop it then he is guilty" how on earth the jury found him not guilty will haunt us forever. Natalie's blood is well and truly on his hands and he knows it.
[quote][p][bold]Theresa12[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kentmum[/bold] wrote: Why wasn't he charged as an accomplice to murder? 'At law, an accomplice is a person who actively participates in the commission of a crime, even though they take no part in the actual criminal offense' My sincere condolences to Natalie's family x[/p][/quote]He was charged with Joint Enterprise BUT the stupid jury found him NOT GUILTY!!!![/p][/quote]I'm Natalie's heartbroken mum and we her family truly believe the jury didn't understand joint enterprise. When the judge was directing the jury on the routes to verdict he said many things all of which proved it should of been a guilty verdict, one of the things he said was "If you believe Tom Fuller was at the scene and he did nothing to stop it then he is guilty" how on earth the jury found him not guilty will haunt us forever. Natalie's blood is well and truly on his hands and he knows it. Adele Jarvis
  • Score: 17

8:31pm Thu 14 Aug 14

Adele Jarvis says...

I'm Natalie's heartbroken mum and we her family truly believe the jury didn't understand joint enterprise. When the judge was directing the jury on the routes to verdict he said many things all of which proved it should of been a guilty verdict, one of the things he said was "If you believe Tom Fuller was at the scene and he did nothing to stop it then he is guilty" how on earth the jury found him not guilty will haunt us forever. Natalie's blood is well and truly on his hands and he knows it.
I'm Natalie's heartbroken mum and we her family truly believe the jury didn't understand joint enterprise. When the judge was directing the jury on the routes to verdict he said many things all of which proved it should of been a guilty verdict, one of the things he said was "If you believe Tom Fuller was at the scene and he did nothing to stop it then he is guilty" how on earth the jury found him not guilty will haunt us forever. Natalie's blood is well and truly on his hands and he knows it. Adele Jarvis
  • Score: 2

8:49pm Thu 14 Aug 14

Theresa12 says...

Adele Jarvis & all your family I cannot believe that you have had to suffer again at the hands of this evil piece of vermin..... I truly hope that KARMA catches him before too long for what he helped do to your beloved beautiful daughter.... My thoughts & love are with you & your heartbroken family..... xxxxx
Adele Jarvis & all your family I cannot believe that you have had to suffer again at the hands of this evil piece of vermin..... I truly hope that KARMA catches him before too long for what he helped do to your beloved beautiful daughter.... My thoughts & love are with you & your heartbroken family..... xxxxx Theresa12
  • Score: 2

9:02pm Sat 16 Aug 14

lollie,erith says...

when are families going to receive justice for the loved ones they have lost.the system is set up to help the guilty and needs to change.
when are families going to receive justice for the loved ones they have lost.the system is set up to help the guilty and needs to change. lollie,erith
  • Score: 1

5:28pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Adele Jarvis says...

lollie,erith wrote:
when are families going to receive justice for the loved ones they have lost.the system is set up to help the guilty and needs to change.
Thank you and totally agree with you
[quote][p][bold]lollie,erith[/bold] wrote: when are families going to receive justice for the loved ones they have lost.the system is set up to help the guilty and needs to change.[/p][/quote]Thank you and totally agree with you Adele Jarvis
  • Score: 3

5:30pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Adele Jarvis says...

Gypo.Joe wrote:
I fully support the Shopper for publishing this article. Look at it like this, who among the general public apart from family and friends of Natalie knew who this POS was. Now we all know who he is and what he looks like. Fullers attempt at justifying himself and his behavior have exposed him for exactly what a worthless c**t he really is.

Enjoy your existence Fuller and I really do hope you spend it looking over your shoulders.
Thanks for your support
[quote][p][bold]Gypo.Joe[/bold] wrote: I fully support the Shopper for publishing this article. Look at it like this, who among the general public apart from family and friends of Natalie knew who this POS was. Now we all know who he is and what he looks like. Fullers attempt at justifying himself and his behavior have exposed him for exactly what a worthless c**t he really is. Enjoy your existence Fuller and I really do hope you spend it looking over your shoulders.[/p][/quote]Thanks for your support Adele Jarvis
  • Score: 4

5:31pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Adele Jarvis says...

joncook wrote:
I have been a long time reader of the Newsshopper but I can guarantee that I will never be reading it again either online or in print. If this paper appears through my letterbox it will swiftly be burnt.
You're an absolute disgrace for allowing this animal any time to try and drum up sympathy. He is as guilty as Adam and it is beyond belief that he walked free. I hope he finally gets what he deserve.
The Newsshopper have printed this for nothing but their own gains, there is no public interest here, no one wants to hear a monster like Tom trying to ease his conscience.
You sum up everything that is wrong with Journalism today, cheap sensationalism.
Tim MacFarlan, you should have more pride and belief in your work to have carried out this interview.
Agree with everything you've said
[quote][p][bold]joncook[/bold] wrote: I have been a long time reader of the Newsshopper but I can guarantee that I will never be reading it again either online or in print. If this paper appears through my letterbox it will swiftly be burnt. You're an absolute disgrace for allowing this animal any time to try and drum up sympathy. He is as guilty as Adam and it is beyond belief that he walked free. I hope he finally gets what he deserve. The Newsshopper have printed this for nothing but their own gains, there is no public interest here, no one wants to hear a monster like Tom trying to ease his conscience. You sum up everything that is wrong with Journalism today, cheap sensationalism. Tim MacFarlan, you should have more pride and belief in your work to have carried out this interview.[/p][/quote]Agree with everything you've said Adele Jarvis
  • Score: 6

5:32pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Adele Jarvis says...

Theresa12 wrote:
Adele Jarvis & all your family I cannot believe that you have had to suffer again at the hands of this evil piece of vermin..... I truly hope that KARMA catches him before too long for what he helped do to your beloved beautiful daughter.... My thoughts & love are with you & your heartbroken family..... xxxxx
Thank you Therese
[quote][p][bold]Theresa12[/bold] wrote: Adele Jarvis & all your family I cannot believe that you have had to suffer again at the hands of this evil piece of vermin..... I truly hope that KARMA catches him before too long for what he helped do to your beloved beautiful daughter.... My thoughts & love are with you & your heartbroken family..... xxxxx[/p][/quote]Thank you Therese Adele Jarvis
  • Score: 3

4:18pm Mon 18 Aug 14

jaded1 says...

Natalies Dad wrote:
Today, has been an extremely difficult day.
My family were alerted early this morning to an article published online and in print by the News Shopper. This article is a futile attempt by Tom Fuller to absolve himself of any blame whatsoever in the premeditation, execution and aftermath of the savage, senseless murder of our daughter and sister Natalie Jarvis.
Whilst we accept that the News Shopper are free to print whatever they wish, we are saddened and disappointed that they chose to publish without the courtesy and sensitivity to advise us in advance that they were going to do so, especially as they have our contact details on file from previous interviews we have done with them.
As the majority of you know my wife and daughter work in a supermarket and to see this article on the front page of a local newspaper on the shelves is extremely distressing for them.
The News Shopper may maintain that they have published the article as a story of interest to the local community. May I suggest that all this story has done is reopen old wounds and reignited anger and resentment towards those involved.
Tom Fuller is allowed the freedom of free speech. By the same token we, as a family, are entitled to the right of reply.
During the trial, Fuller’s defence team tried to introduce a psychiatric report that said that he was in the lowest 10% of the population in terms of intelligence and suggestibility.
I can only assume that this must be true.
In the article he is quoted as saying "I want to get facts out there really.”
Poor Tom is deluded, he has forgotten that he presented the facts to the court under oath. We know because we were there for every minute of every hour, of every day of the trial. A reporter from the News Shopper was also there for the majority of that time.
The law is clear and unforgiving - if your presence, knowledge or actions lead to a serious crime being committed, such as murder, you too could be charged with murder.
This means that it's not just the person who uses the weapon that could be charged with murder. It could be anyone who was with them, or knew or did something which led to it happening, or failed to do something to prevent it.
In Fuller’s case the facts are also clear and unforgiving:
He was present. By his own admission he was in the boot of the car. He drove the car away after the murder.
He had knowledge. By his own admission he sent a text from the boot of the car before they had arrived at our house saying “I’m going to get done for this” If he had no knowledge of what was going to happen, then what was he going to get done for?
He did something that led to it happening. Evidence was presented in court, undisputed by either of the defence teams, of text messages sent between him and Whelehan clearly showing that he encouraged it.
He did nothing to prevent it happening. He admits that he heard Natalie, clearly distressed, shouting “Get off me Adam!” at the scene. He did nothing to help her. His friend returned to the car without Natalie and he didn’t question why he was covered in blood or where Natalie was. The article clearly states Tom admits there were things he could have done which may have stopped the murder.
He claims he froze in the boot of the car. Video evidence shown in court from CCTV cameras prove that this was for no longer than 90 seconds. He then moved the car so its headlights were illuminating the road in the direction that Natalie and Whelehan went. The crime scene was approximately 150 metres long. Natalie and Whelehan were struggling and fighting with each other over that distance and the first drops of blood were found approximately 17 metres from the car. It is inconceivable he did not see what was happening.
The judge was clear in his summing up that if the points above were proven then Fuller must be found guilty.
Tom Fuller was found not guilty of murder through joint enterprise by a jury of his peers. How a jury found him Not Guilty will haunt us for the rest of our days, but, Not Guilty is not the same as innocent.
The reporter says that “although he may look tanned and healthy, he is clearly nervous and occasionally struggles to find the right words.” Would I be cynical to suggest that this is because he is fully aware that with any slip of the tongue he would drop himself right in it. It’s a totally different matter trying to construct a logical argument for your actions or inactions than having a skilled QC construct a legal defence for them in court.
Fuller suggests that we have contacts within the traveller community and that we arranged and orchestrated attacks on him whilst he was on remand. We have never had links of any kind with any inmates from any community within Elmley or any other prison. The suggestion that we have ever solicited an attack on him by anyone is ludicrous. I would also venture that the close up image shown on the website and the newspaper shows no sign of any facial injury caused by an attack with a razor.
Listen to the audio clip. It is pathetic! This is a coward trying to convince himself that he is innocent. How dare he try to equate his feelings with the grief that we feel on a daily basis. He grieves for the life he has lost……all 5 months he spent on remand….for nothing???? Is Natalie’s life nothing? Words fail me.
Fuller is quoted as saying ‘I’m just sick of them mentioning me in their stories and I’m not allowed to get my side out.”
Feel free to get your side out anytime you like Tom Fuller. I will continue to broadcast your name, along with those of Adam Whelehan, Matt Woods and Steve Hughes as being instrumental and complicit in the murder of my daughter.
If anything, all Tom Fuller has done (with the help of the News Shopper) is reaffirm that he was involved in this horrendous venture from start to finish.
It's so nice to read a decent person posting on here instead of the usual chav scum supporting their "M8ates".
In a strange way the NS may have done the family a favour by publishing this interview as a lot more people will know about this possible miscarriage of justice now.
[quote][p][bold]Natalies Dad[/bold] wrote: Today, has been an extremely difficult day. My family were alerted early this morning to an article published online and in print by the News Shopper. This article is a futile attempt by Tom Fuller to absolve himself of any blame whatsoever in the premeditation, execution and aftermath of the savage, senseless murder of our daughter and sister Natalie Jarvis. Whilst we accept that the News Shopper are free to print whatever they wish, we are saddened and disappointed that they chose to publish without the courtesy and sensitivity to advise us in advance that they were going to do so, especially as they have our contact details on file from previous interviews we have done with them. As the majority of you know my wife and daughter work in a supermarket and to see this article on the front page of a local newspaper on the shelves is extremely distressing for them. The News Shopper may maintain that they have published the article as a story of interest to the local community. May I suggest that all this story has done is reopen old wounds and reignited anger and resentment towards those involved. Tom Fuller is allowed the freedom of free speech. By the same token we, as a family, are entitled to the right of reply. During the trial, Fuller’s defence team tried to introduce a psychiatric report that said that he was in the lowest 10% of the population in terms of intelligence and suggestibility. I can only assume that this must be true. In the article he is quoted as saying "I want to get facts out there really.” Poor Tom is deluded, he has forgotten that he presented the facts to the court under oath. We know because we were there for every minute of every hour, of every day of the trial. A reporter from the News Shopper was also there for the majority of that time. The law is clear and unforgiving - if your presence, knowledge or actions lead to a serious crime being committed, such as murder, you too could be charged with murder. This means that it's not just the person who uses the weapon that could be charged with murder. It could be anyone who was with them, or knew or did something which led to it happening, or failed to do something to prevent it. In Fuller’s case the facts are also clear and unforgiving: He was present. By his own admission he was in the boot of the car. He drove the car away after the murder. He had knowledge. By his own admission he sent a text from the boot of the car before they had arrived at our house saying “I’m going to get done for this” If he had no knowledge of what was going to happen, then what was he going to get done for? He did something that led to it happening. Evidence was presented in court, undisputed by either of the defence teams, of text messages sent between him and Whelehan clearly showing that he encouraged it. He did nothing to prevent it happening. He admits that he heard Natalie, clearly distressed, shouting “Get off me Adam!” at the scene. He did nothing to help her. His friend returned to the car without Natalie and he didn’t question why he was covered in blood or where Natalie was. The article clearly states Tom admits there were things he could have done which may have stopped the murder. He claims he froze in the boot of the car. Video evidence shown in court from CCTV cameras prove that this was for no longer than 90 seconds. He then moved the car so its headlights were illuminating the road in the direction that Natalie and Whelehan went. The crime scene was approximately 150 metres long. Natalie and Whelehan were struggling and fighting with each other over that distance and the first drops of blood were found approximately 17 metres from the car. It is inconceivable he did not see what was happening. The judge was clear in his summing up that if the points above were proven then Fuller must be found guilty. Tom Fuller was found not guilty of murder through joint enterprise by a jury of his peers. How a jury found him Not Guilty will haunt us for the rest of our days, but, Not Guilty is not the same as innocent. The reporter says that “although he may look tanned and healthy, he is clearly nervous and occasionally struggles to find the right words.” Would I be cynical to suggest that this is because he is fully aware that with any slip of the tongue he would drop himself right in it. It’s a totally different matter trying to construct a logical argument for your actions or inactions than having a skilled QC construct a legal defence for them in court. Fuller suggests that we have contacts within the traveller community and that we arranged and orchestrated attacks on him whilst he was on remand. We have never had links of any kind with any inmates from any community within Elmley or any other prison. The suggestion that we have ever solicited an attack on him by anyone is ludicrous. I would also venture that the close up image shown on the website and the newspaper shows no sign of any facial injury caused by an attack with a razor. Listen to the audio clip. It is pathetic! This is a coward trying to convince himself that he is innocent. How dare he try to equate his feelings with the grief that we feel on a daily basis. He grieves for the life he has lost……all 5 months he spent on remand….for nothing???? Is Natalie’s life nothing? Words fail me. Fuller is quoted as saying ‘I’m just sick of them mentioning me in their stories and I’m not allowed to get my side out.” Feel free to get your side out anytime you like Tom Fuller. I will continue to broadcast your name, along with those of Adam Whelehan, Matt Woods and Steve Hughes as being instrumental and complicit in the murder of my daughter. If anything, all Tom Fuller has done (with the help of the News Shopper) is reaffirm that he was involved in this horrendous venture from start to finish.[/p][/quote]It's so nice to read a decent person posting on here instead of the usual chav scum supporting their "M8ates". In a strange way the NS may have done the family a favour by publishing this interview as a lot more people will know about this possible miscarriage of justice now. jaded1
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