The boss of a limousine firm has been convicted of ordering the murder of his wife, an off-duty special constable. Fadi Nasri, who made a televised appeal for information in the days after she was stabbed, is not the first killer to cry crocodile tears.They list such recent stars of the small screen as Tracie Andrews, John Tanner and Susan Smith.
Of course, it's long been a habit in my household to cock an eyebrow at the sobbing relative on the televised appeal and remark 'Wonder when they'll be arresting them..?', so the good old Beeb is a bit behind the curve here.
I can even remember the first one that came to my notice, quite a few years now - at least 15, or even more. It was a couple appealing for the return of their baby who had been snatched with their car while parked outside a shop, or so they claimed. The baby had Downs syndrome, and the car snatch story was an attempt to cover up his murder; the body was found shortly afterward. Can't find any report on the web about it, but I remember quite clearly the shock as the facts of the case unravelled.
Now, such a story has become unremarkable...