Briggs has even been able to start a relationship with Chrissy Foster, the young student in this photo.She didn’t know about his history? Well, now she does, perhaps she…
She is said to believe that he was given an 'unfair' trial.Don’t they all?
So, any doubt here? Anything to feed that belief?
Briggs was jailed in July 2006 after being convicted of manslaughter for his role in planning the killing of 16-year-old Carolyn with his friend Lee Smith.Hmm, guess not…
The previous December he helped Smith - who had recently been jilted by the teenager - to get a shotgun and saw off the barrel.
He then drove with Smith and Carolyn and another girl to woodland near Sheffield.
Smith, 20, shot Carolyn in the head before killing himself. The other girl was able to run off. When police arrived at the scene the next morning, they found Briggs asleep in the car.
The revelation has horrified her parents, who did not know about Briggs.Why do some women do this? Is the lure of the ‘bad boy’ really that potent as to overrule all instinct for self-preservation?
Her father, Chris Foster, who runs his own IT firm, yesterday described his daughter as 'vulnerable' and 'gullible', but said he was 'ashamed' she was seeing the young man.
'Everyone has the chance to rehabilitate, but not so soon after helping to kill someone,' he added.
A friend of Miss Foster said: 'She's been brainwashed into believing he's innocent and it was a miscarriage of justice, which just isn't true.'
Update: Woman on a Raft provides some illumination in the comments: