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Iheir deaths

Deepcut barracks were written off as

suicide, buthe parents of these army recruits suspec

theywere slaughtered. As a former soldier atleges

mulder would have been easy, one ballistics expert

betieves he knows the truth behind the shootings

Investigation by Eamonn 0'Neitl

I THEHtrALDf^cAzNEr G.6


in and Yvdnne Collinson are bmcks over the pasL deede Ineach6e the

sorled to tbe skin. spea$ ofrain Bntish Amv claimed ihc r€cruits di.d lrom

poud aganst the qndow ofthe sclfinflidea nnc touds. lul the laniliss

I'erth.cslauanr where they s . relxe to accpt this. They have quesiions &at

There are leiv custoneB: naYbe +ill hAlcn i ben as{ered

halfa dorcn iovjal bu s inessnen Thc faces and ndes of thc fou. dead

lin hds io shout 10 nale hinsela soldier Sem Aenbn, vho died in 1995i

ieard above the hackeround

nusic: "We re ... the.. prcnts

of P.ivate. lmcs. . Collinson

... who.. died..at... Dc.Pcut .

on. Mdch ... 23.d ... 2002." The

busin€ssnen\ heads snap tP

when they h€d Lhis. Thei. Iauelr

ing stops Md their voices drop

The Collinsons are. t t.aether

7 tneir loss was pd ofsomethingbigg€r

Tl)ey &e connccted to threc other tmilies

vho losr children 't the Deercni arnJ

chelyl Janes, vho died the sd€ year; CeoII

Cray, who died in 2001 dd Janes colinson.

ftom Pedh. vho died in 2002 e beconinc

6xed in the DubIc nind. "Al the end olthe dav

we're loob;g for a lull public i.quirr. says

Jin Collinson Yvonne nods 'n agreenent:

'nve ve had a SuEcJ Police investigalion

qli.h rook 15 months and cost C1m. But it srill

hasnr told us whar happened t. our son

'fte fmilies adee that Lhe vanous inquiries

md invesriEaUo;s have failcd to dsre; tleir

questions. Even a sovement o.deied inde

p;ndent rcYiew seems ro bc havine problcds

ietr ng q'tne$e. to testfy rmnL s"mn. a

aored\icened qho speqalkA,i LaUisr n

says Ie has yaluable inadmaljon .elating to m

jndependcnt exaninaridn he carried oul

insideDeeDcutldacks,butheisnotkeenon

rooearnebsforethe F"ic'v he bonly qrU ng

t; iedLfr belo'e i tu lpubhctud cit ,nqurfl

Yei he nidt he the one Pcnon who can p.ovc

v}.rher ihe soldies connitcd suicide - as

llre auihorlties miintain or nor In his nosl

derailed inte.viewyer. swa.n has bld The

Hdald Masazine catego.ically thal rhe

cunent explanation oithe dealhs is 100 per

cent*ronc Hiswords.reuneqdivocaLznd

blDr: rh; w*e thid parries ;volv.d dd

n Nas ndrdef in all lou cases "

Tbe Collinsonc niehtmarc begar wilh a

ldock on rhe doorofJin's Pertbsli.enonc

early on the morning of sundal March 2'1,

2002. On lhe doorsieD was a .eiirod dDv

naior vith news oa17 icr-old lanPcs dcath

Ar_finr bp te.med it "an accident lin had

to br$I the nervs to the cotrple's younser

chiidren, Stua.t Md Claire: hc sats il look

hin fou. aii.npls to say th. *o(k Then hc

had ro calllvonne. who*as lnjng in the >

! N GiHEsturBrer NE t


COVERSTORY

Fatrol had allesedlt previ@sly .Nered, od

was only 30cn fron the fence thev wer€

"I

neri to *n& @ud s a natrer of cose

> souh{est of Enelmd vilh a new ldrrei

lnitiallv she refrsed to acRpt d1e ns Imes qer re,lly pissd ofiwh€n I se where ny son

had be; qin her 24 ho6 uuer' he d bai ;6 foud, says hs farhs "How could tbev

bridt ud opbnstic, margrg plms to buv a

6. Eventu5ll, a mY otncer dd chaPrd Tbere are ;iher questions too The

dved at her hou!€. That Ms when the collinsons wt to lnN how ther son go! tne

aooalins @Iry hit hone

rine $at allegedly kill€d hin: h€ wasn t old

'Back;

?erin, s lm Put lns hsd in his

hads dd weEt. the Etird major said: "Don enoudh to c,4 a wearn The Bentons in

t r.nd;n now dflqinq ft.n in h4lrh, wt Lo

nD vodrfa;afl. we don t l$ow whY lhs€

v6;c lads do tr " IoN whv tbei! son was on suard dury $e

rhe mindFthad aLeadv

;}jm;ed fton 'aaidenf didlt he &ed. And Des Jmes, rhe fath€r of

ro infeftd suicide Chd/ Imes, is eustrated by tle la* dfirfot

"la;es was n, best nate, saYs Iin now nati6n abouthis daqbteis daih 'Therc s no

"Eew6ny66!laddi€'Thedhestartsrocrr' cldity about wbat bappded, *hich is whv we

tte aDoloaises dd walks acms the reslaudt need a DUbLc in@irv, h€ sE ts

r".;oke;d @Iect himselt Y"om€ si"es a The tolie hav€ told c6fi dd Dime Grav

sad snile dd st@s silendy dt a,t rhe rain that a DsrholoAlc,l profile thev (med out on

rh.n J;d son aoncfuded he wa not suiftlal

he nain enrra.c€ to De€pctrt This hothm thm teribly. Sifinrein d Indid

bmcl€insE€y ofhcialtlnoM rcqrau.dr nd lheir home in Hachrev, €st

as rb€ Princess Royel Bmacks, Lndon, aierodqsit to dre bamcl's, G€ofi

Deepcui - is oftfl Pmtecled bY two sk lvhy won t somebody put +ir hud!

teenage recruit, caFYing lrttle more upMd say, Y8, you son w.s DudeFd ? r u

ihm tothes mi clipbouds onlv ihose ag€d ;ll vou whv- b€dule the amy hs Pu( lnat

17 Jds md six mdrns or old€r de elowed s"dde Le;n my so-' bs toe -d retuses to

to iryweapons ahe uea smou ndug the tale it ofi. Sone people tav I n a g.ievirg

bracis is 6 dirre€dy d:iscre€dy wealtht: wealtiry lus€ ldg€ bo6es hoses hfier dd l n bittar td tMst€d, bur I n not

virh sared &i@ys aboud, close to ndj- biner dd i'n not twjsted, I just wt to loow

the bntl. And ,ll ofthe signs point to ny son

c;;d_gou cous6 The M25 is re&hab1€

withi! a quarier ot d hou.

The families are not haPPY with lhe

Ceotr dd Dide Grat, the Pde.ts or

dother dead hounesleld thus fBr, althoDgh at leadone

)oMs Deep.ditcruit,,have

s;ect of rhe investrgstiont by Sun€t Poiice

accomsnied me on a rs udd med eer

h$faiher,diedaeed17inseptmber2001 He h,s be€n welcomed: lheir "final reporrerTosed

a .atalogue of bullying incidenGhad

been obs6Fd wi$ joining lne amY te

h. v,s a bov H. mu,t have weLched the Mrhin the bmacks. Ite No MoD bord! ot

inquirv Dio the F6l two deaths rePod€d the

@ruiEnd ;d@ sO tina sars hi! {ath(

we drive m a loop uosd tle bmacls r,;b;r known Lhen. and Lttle elee Two

vhrchde smsllerthe vou miehterTe't it whitehal eDons focus€d on the my's dutt

.i.e.p] towards re@iis to ensft qrlneEbl€

ial€s only ten ninlles We pdl' nw Lhe oE

voueders dont @mnit suicid€ Bui the

e6 de!s, wha€ tne bodes ofceofcn, md

idDli€s fel th€se inquines de locl€d into a

hier lmd Colin$n w€re foud lhebuid

''suicid€ mindsef od do nothng ro lell thd

ins's asmaL squi. delached grev our.e brod

lwouded bv some lmdsmped gftn uea! hN dd wht their childr€n died

Geoff GnY hs shoM me eltrads tron

A thi.k, bdba.C-wirtopPed fen@ ofec Uttle

pdLeclion to its pdineter The lfge gat€s we corespondence he obtuned betw€en tbe

polie dd amy which indsted r}aL, even

sroD at @ uDoteded ed sedodyoncere_

b€tore one of t}e in"estigations, the

noi:ial occcions. fl€t s *here ou son wr

Poli.e

t€liev€d s end r€suh ofsuicide wuld be

food dead. eys Ceo6, Pointine ttuougn ine

lhe outcome. But rhe Coli$ons od Gnvs

ferce to a comer Na ,€d a tdge tree dd

doth* fence. Bevond that is a cnck€r Pitch bav€ recendy b@n contact€d by srev lolice

vlich bordeb a civild housing estate The .ffi..n md dked onesrjons, i.diating thdt

baftck cm b€ entered liom a multitude of s@e sort of invesrigation is still continuing -

Th@ have been inquesh into th,re. out or

loations. indudrngnedbi w@ds' oroE the

the fou d@!hs. althousl Sem Bentont @

bncLed *alls ol the lonsing developnent

m.orded )! sucid€. ile dea$s of ch€rrl

lror€ction is mininal Ask tor a tour of the

Iamet and Ceof{ Cray were given open

pl&e dd the MoD udl rebdtr vox, blt log,on

verdrcL!. Imes Colinsors death l* stiX to

ro ile i ntemet dd you @ doMrMdatugNY

r. r[. subi€ci olu inqu€st. A]tnoneh the 6si

debned nap eee of cl€rge

N. sooner have we arriv€d $a. two inou€sts took little n;r€ tnd an hour to be

oD;ned dd closed. the coroners coun in

soldeE DUI up Dside Lhe gaL€s in a @ can

woljn{ €Dects Collinsont, wh€n it eventuwe

hdD vou?"$ey shout Odsondiedin

"lh ta-k;s ;lac. Lo la.t at lesr three *eek.

here ;J w€ re qsiting pnvaklv shod!

DiMe Cray. The soldeE absorbthe ir'loma ihe Fniles clain the nquaLs,LEedvneu

h,vevFlded more que'ions than thev bave

tion. Mve, then l€ale s rast r tneY alnd

6sw;r€d. Tal€ s€d Benton!, lor exmple:

TheirstNod€atls drose of Sem B.nton

:nd chenllm€s, in l99s

little ms.jred about the bulyinele sufered,

v.L otler m€di, mvesbe,lions have sugge5led

south €nd of th€ b@cks The later deaLhs ot

cenff Grav and Ines C.lmson happened ihd bamck buUi6 @uld hae nurdeEd Lhen

vicm md cdd€d up the hllugs Also, Sd

stld netes of each other at Lhe lorth etrd-

A bonulr msconceDtion is that the dead Bentm was foud 'ith frv€ bdlei s in his toEo

Lhree uponesideud Mon Lhe o$er-sd

re"ldirs **e roud lmokms,bdceoE

,nd Imes were foud within a stone's tltow there r,,erious dFpuLe among ballGlicr

eeeds oar whetl.r lom@ne wting to krl

of tie ofli.es me$ In Jdess es€ 160

th;belves could do ths wiih the SA80 ssault

duests vere in the mess at a wed.rbg recep_

ion NoroneMqrcltoned onedrd.ontact rine h€ is alleaed to ]Eve us€d

Tr€W tlutei a Terional AmY sldiq

the Collinsons laLer to say thev d h.ard a gun:

fton K*aldywho s@ed in thereg'nd s-iv

only then v* they inieryiryed

from i995'2000. ld€w Ss vhen thet were

I;nes s bodv ms foud done some Eees,

v;ds Eom !h; btrsv main road: G€oA' bodt

;as lteralv in lhe open when rt Ms fomd

betw€d a fte md tha p€rimetd re.@ Anv

docmdis r€v€al it took r€paled sedches io

find hin, yet he wds in an ma tne sedcn

Ctockwis€ lrod top, Jim a.dYrcnneCotLinson

althe!dvesideoltheirson Janes; lh€

Deepcul adry bana.*sln sun€vr Prival€

lam€. coltinson tlrcnl d, se.ond lrcm riqhll

10ftEBER^LDMAGAaNET'6G


ofi ar DeD.ul. lte rcdtls inslan@s ofhuly_

ina dd er5 he dd S@ were vtdm of one

*-roor o6ia r wtiqir. nut he clm tht

2a ho6 befor Sem s d€ath he Ms in rovisl

fom.'Tou @uld nurd* sonmne ad geiaMy

with it at DeDcut," saF Hutei

'frhe back

Eate @ opetr rfd be asy to get a fw ruds

;EMdlea;e tesL.' ge als ax€ces Uat @pon

od almdition logbook were in&cuate:

''Cetlrnc a ft,pon @ easy Aiid Sed s

dath, he adds. aibrnrJe col]egue told limltN

''ihey rere all r8ld i.lo a @n dd 6ven a

stdito sti& to. 'His latnmorr ofs€mPs,

''H; strn€d Lappy bee$€ !€ P6 ahotrt to

DEEPCUT:IH

BASICFACTS

heryllm6 ! hndy sat LheY dmve

thEueh a blizld ta reach the

inolesr inro her dath, dly b nnd

th; prceedin$ had started dly. A

vFl tFftJr€ the cm€is colm aen

@ened, amordins ro docmdts |hey later

.h-".d tj'€ amt bad hd defi clasified *

suicide Nobodr loos whal her lbte ofnind

6. Hd lati4, Des, saJ5 d€b tn€ mosl bdic

foHric lash w noL done o thebody, which

I foud with a single gusbot mmd to the

lac€ ud a nne Uing netrby

"lh€re is no

widoF thar the rine ,ctuauyldled m, dauEh

L€r'he sas, 'Even if it ihd, there! also no

sderce;h€ actuatly frFd it. tvho ,!ked

*hat evide.ce th@ is ro supporr rhe 6ct she

@lmjtred !tricide he sa)6. 'N@e

Th.F hrve been claims rn the media th3t

Ch€ry| v6 *xual] erJdsd or hassed while

aL DaeDcut Whl€ hs father r€s this njd't

hav€ bid d,e cse, h€ looss or no lolid

aiden@. What be d@s low is rbar iNtances

ofhoEilic ablse ar D€e!.Dl including sexMl

abus, weE detailed in a sllft, Police inves

ti@tion wlnch @eiv€d Mdespr€ad pubLicity

in Novenber 2004. The police r€corded 173

atle4tion, of brutd1ity, mcludine nine of

aleted mDe. Lol€nt incidants included a

rec;uir b;,trs fored to swim throuch a

cespool; @e beDg Nault€d bY agsg w€r

ing gx nslc Md dorher being hug @t ol

a windw 40 fel abow lne grud

In October 2004. t€slie Skner a fomer

Fdmg ituhutorat De€por, w tmd guiltv

Des J.nes

with a PhotograDh

h.e aid a rirle ly nq iearby rheE rP

DerdislomaLlykioM66e

betw€en 1992 ed r99Z His wicribs were ,I

ared betw€en 17 ed 2r rhr€e ot the atiacks

tmdatD€epdr. NmeoldEsealesad@i

incidentsorasiults wodd have metoLA}lt

1,5002,0m soLdieE mw 'hbuo

bad not the pd€nrs of the lod remits who

died d DdFat b6 Fesing lor m$d

IASKED:'H0WISY0UR When D6 Jme! visit€d Depcut to see tl€ TH€ II{OUIRIE5

sene oi chiryls death. he sa)5 he ws

Ll{r_E$_I.!gAIl0_I9!ll!9.?1.-#riff#"*[*:i#j#"r

s€ai Bsbnaidcher/Jam6 ft e*

IHE OFFICER SAID:

'WHAI i;; s;* p"i.. *p.n.d ,he,. .* ";

lrVlltLbeiD-tr.z-tiltE.B_0Dx-*"x*ffi

E*iru*",lu

0ilE-$H0I'DBAW.Y-0.UR ;"'l,xl;n*l.tn*ri:*rffi,"',t1;

OWN C(INCLUSI0NS' r""j:-*n*Hiy,;r*1rr:*:

hav€ vmished. "A fenale oser at the Po

-J[tcotults{lll

nort€n r€called this very clffilt" eis Des,

-Jrt dother m,le ofier [6lso present]

mndn t ftnenber dris. Ite lemal€ viti'€ss

ct€dlr recollected hm{Uins, Iabetlng dd

flils rhe bullet, yet n has dever ben seen

again. Is lhis bugline amy ph.ti@ or a

conspincy? D6 isnl sft. ThemsBd

Dmuedii. hesvs the inquesr into che'vl 3

a.r$ lru rcpp€d up D 60 -i",Les AnoPen

"SEev

Polie's initial involvenent was

zerc." D;s adds. A civilid palice force shodd

tu d inqunr into any deol on military prcF

ertv. but ;th De@l tls€ is mm fo doubt

ah;ut wh€ther thii occmd etrectively. It is

now lqom that thee bad b€en at lest ta

reord€d suicide attenpts,t the bmcks >

Polea€nMbei9nwniqa'.dby

Bdhded'si|hthe!kmsoibulymg

byAdami96m'iheamdi0re5

frlbe6i|edoutby'hehlmanIghb

r.6.6rHEHRroMsdNE

1l


COVER STORY

> LetNscn the dealh ofscd Denk,n hJunc

r995 and arat oI Chc.yl lames in Novcnber

{he sme vea., ^.d since 1995 the L.rmcks

hrlcneldi3 courls na.tial lor !..lcni L,ehi!

iour let. in spne olhariog ahadv de,trvrth

rhp..ntovsial death olsean lsnton, thc

dmv +ill mor. or less i.ok charge on rhc

src;nd vhen.horyl,lhr' fhc tunP \F'n t

sln t noNn b3\Lc llorcnn(l tPd' Llrlnl t,l e

"Nothing

Dlace." cl trx D.s

Nas done i'

;rlcdreaic. surey PDlice lEvc admittcd thal

ol$eaEa,havinglailcd lolocaie(;.ofsbodl

'nrfomed ne llit ihey had s.cn n'oven.nl

Dd h.dd voicp! inside thc lcnce aFa This

oGcerlalerspoke lo an.Lher soldic.shtroned

l th.sJt. sh"t"l.lLtrLi tlrc' l,rlsP.nsun *

body frn GoLn hft to.gl'rdhqlnJLytr. o's

rn.itckd pilch trhich adjorns thc.Iircos

mP* 1 'npounn \no hP 'tJtcmeit h m J

pf, it. brl,s ' ntl'is irl* ' l\ ' ' eon. n nn!rC

DssDrte rhcse chnns. the dmy arth..itres

insisteil cso[ Cny had .omnifrcd suicrdP and

discouted anv Lhird panYhvolv.nBnl ]?t

m"drsroh; muth.; 'rc eeoHtnldn'P

oe!!le hid , a m rlr. hL,lA.' 3r" 'nd LIe r$

n years later the cnys Nere lett 'H.,l"ln

I [* " Nh. rh.r *e,€ - "h' rl,ev

rvilh $mila. concc.ns. lhcY too

fFL' g \en nn nlomDt, nP.io,_i' {er€ thcre lte 5aid olber soldi.6 sonetimos

camcd suckssiihllEn jL,si in c.se '

thPLr ..n s inqdest, 3n,r rre tht

rLnoiher pecrlia.ity lion ihc 'nquesi ]v^s

ldres.\ had beentold thoY didn t

rhe m.nLjon of a m)sGnoB neue dFrglL to

.e.rrirc leg.l ..PresentlLioD Ten ninrtcs

bs M hs}nm. Nho had tsned ur, 3t tl,e gates

[einrc \f evcntinto $e inquP{, rve Mrc told.

eadicr in the e\eninc seekingcnlrr. Ceofr Md

There s a ule oipapers lrom thc coroner's

.".rhersoldidhld.onGonle.lhim hes.id hc

.fncoi I rninlyoid Letterr.ad thei.."s.vs

NasnL. soldicr bui lN.d on lheb3s3 II' lhe

Disne Clray. She clains lhat aml Ntncsscs

amv s o{T ren.icted d..unenh, th. nd rs

{ho.ntered tho dock ivere otcn! corchcd

rec;dcd as h'vins beol drunk .nd dccP\'

dd D.omDted via legrLsdvisers

rbusire lo ths voung ldie$ \|h.n asked

Thc Lrajrr.ipt of thc proc.{dines, nevor

Nhal thelroblem N$L!a s.nnnoficei he

sc.n publitLJ hr[.\ lid ' b'ns Fxd',o lt

reDllcd: rhesc . s wont lct me inb nI

ft\eiis thJterrher htc !t n cl'ror 'rl) in trr'

li._,sc." lle lxt.r shoured ilEL lhe sotdiers

norni'a ofSeprcnber 17.2001. shots Nerc

Nsre 'uselcssl e$" Iihasbee. dainedihi!

he-d n;, Lhe;6*^ nP$RtDeep tr onc

nanvas a civilimnremanb$ed.r l)..pcrt:

\old'.rr. Jjunrrrou'pd tur.CP.ltCiJy Nh'

:unl indc.d n'.li m cmplotee lvas b.sed thcre,

naa be.n on pxtrol shials mu.d ih. nessthe

onlv one olhis kin.l in th3 Uli.ll'i thc

Acco.di.g to MoD d.cuder* marked

''renii.icd

fmilv firvc also heard il sucqc{cdilrl rnis

rvhic} I bave becn slrom, oneol

Lieoff slouPrcuc! sJrn hrlPd ir JlterlrPaF stoNis a.ovorDdd tlPmd{asmhullla

f"-;pr r.d{,..over soldier\!hod sorved in

roEAr5h.tsMd Lpdl \mgCnni\vrs m $ing

Norlher. iieland ind {as hcing eased b3ck

rt',ihe.ho,Led T m r.Fd! | rm n J,lv.ro

killl $hcn.le'l'.LJ Lr r s.nioi .rl Lor yh' into nom.l milii:ry lne.

^ scrar.ie niliLary sou.ce Nho s.ned ai

,nir.d on thc scene. The sxn. olicer's

Dccpcur in lhe mid r990s. and Nho asked noi

er.idencestates thathismen on a lhird $veep

,"g*e*.dde

Ro([ o! rlonorr

of the Year 2004

UK Award for Business

Exc€llence 2001

uK Kitchen Marketing

Retaile. of tie Year 2000

Desiqner of the Year 1998

of th€ Year 1997

l0-12 West Netherton str€et

Kilmarno


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EVIDEIICETHE

tetes;ic

RIFLEACTUAILY

as saJ.ng

KITLEDMY bamck' be dmed

DAUGHTER'

- DES JAt'lES

Lelt Ge.tland DlaneGEvMntto knowlh€

rruthaioltrheirsonGeollsdoath.abde:

4en as a boy eeoff Gray w.nted lo be a soGier

Oris WilliamsFl

Team Chronograph:

Record-breaking

Style.

tob€ide,nedtoldneofsucbsoflicdwho

Ms besed tlEre 6 Darr ofa eadiutnent

Drcaffie.Ihe tue clained rin, lm @

ianutled *boreg,ldlydinbed,Mterto*€r

:r DemL dd sDied on soldie6 witn a

rine sisli In the ofEcial trusolt

eon d; in@*t. aothd soldier n ecorded

rb',t after GeoEaccmpm€d the

drunl€n ad ebusN€ Inshmd" into the

s!,bted ud sbted tlEt

he tholehr he !a5 rxA or romelbrng like

lher'. Signi6@tlr, at no tin€ duing the

otr'onlan@ or relaying ofthe md inb tne

btr'lding dd he iilebt t hmer s a frl€lib

lnslead. he prled ald!€ on abuie and

dmmded acre$ to li

'tDuse' irside ihe

o6cd m€ss ta.ility. Repeat€d afl€mPts to

hck doM thE l]w hav€ failed

one oI the bi@elr ,hocks fd rhe bmnv Ms

leroc at the;qu€st lhat cFoE had not one

rni tu; bdl€r-h..les in his forehead. Thev

odliln t ak for a nrylost-mortm.tue then

son bad b€en @nared but do not a@pt he

kil€dhin*U. rhere s@ o$d odd nd}3 d

his body tm. The {bnily sp€ci6@Iy asked to

se rhei! dead 5on. but wletr thev Mined

hnn thev noticed he had mtrk! doud hi!

neck and t Dronouced black eve lsddto

hin, tt look; tileld re ban in, fuht, boniy

lad, saF Geo6, brs qod! at onre chiling dd

affectio;ate. "None ofit look€d ridt."

Four d.ys .fter the 6ray5 had been taced

*ith a nes of@nnicd{ eviddc fton ftd

soD! indn6t, ihe C,llinsom in Perth lemed

th€ir so; had died at Deep.ui. lmes vas

foud daad 6!m a tincle esshoL wosd ns

vhere ceoss body Mr dis@er€d Hehad

benEbIffaj@d ih€ seodic6 mas

As;j!, the; is .onflictins eudenc€ about

hN dd whm he died. The cdEal odditv h

the 6d he shot hinerat aI since, be€u* he

Ms ud€r 17 v6 dd six nontlts, he Msn t

old oough toi:rry a riJle. "vvh.t thet nitialv

told ne w,! that hed been in $e eurd_

iouse ud he d boNed a sun, says honne

Collinson, 'Ihd tlEy chdCed it ad stid he'd

bomved a gu fton a ou€ague.

No sDecial lor€nsic inu€stigation was

cmied ;uL folowins Lh€ d€ath ud, lile rhe

oth6, Ims @ im€diar€t clased bY th€

amy as a sui.ide victin. The hnjlt were

aD;lled. Th€re B no conlact tiih Srev

P;tie util I contaded tbem 14 .lavs after

Jmes di€d, says Yvonne 'Ard then they

.'me to n€ witi tle adrud€: aou son has

Liledhimself -qet ov€r it.'

sMb ddi;tions d Im€st body ro test

for senal asault proved neg,Live on the

adqce of th€ Gny fanlt, wirh whm lney d

mde ontad, tIe Collinsons did not remde

then son. which allNed then to hav€ his

emins exlMed in 2002 for Pathologisrs

from Glssq Uni6iry ro rRxmine tl'en

Evidene ;mdsed showg the rin€ toud on

hjr FM. had b*tr Dlaced intohis hande stt€r

fic; di€d. rhere;a. also evidence he d

suffeed a brcl@ jaw bef@ he B hled.

''I'11 r€U tou hov th€ Bntish amv treated

'", "uyr ji- -Thrre

coll,"ro. dty5 alitr

Imes s fderal I ph@€d DeeFut dd sloke

to a senior oft€r I said, HNhtouinvesti

garion going into my son s dath? He $id,

lvhar inestigati@? On€ body. one shot. dF$

vou om conclu,ids. fiar's whaL I ws rold

;. rhe.lme ltarslN the Bntish @v deal

wiLh y;u They Cive you a Ered Fr€rd den

ajierudds they drcp yon tle a hot polato -

Or rEybe not BotI $e CoIDMs dd th€

cd*hPlwe thev haw rendvb€en uder

!n;e .nce N€isibo6 ofthe cnF in Haclnev

saw two men in suir! by then house at

1.3oan; whd chalenAed, they prcdlced oftcial

l@l..ing IDs. At the fanilys request, >

Snap it on and youle ready to so: the Ork

'ioilliamFl Tean Chronosraph frts the wrist per

fecdy. lt has an innovative dsisn with two-precc

$ainle$ $eelcse, nexible luss, and rubber $rap in vertica

tyF r'e"d \rop r.L- a .econd looL " '* '-no" t' "

d,al tr .l.o ofie' r rac ome'e' d an addr'o-al ton(ron

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OOVER STORY

Duing sdersl intewim with ne, Swam

clained aI fou re@irs at D@pdt were

nurdmd. IIis dclusion, he saF, is lased on

scientiic €yidence now ir his posessi@. In

rhe 6e of s€D B.nron, he alleges,

"no my

shootirg alp€rrs codd do tbe shot pattm.

the Ea@ will not allo{ it."

ct€ryllmd,hesarE, al€g€dltshoth*r

in rhe e)t. Agdn, li(e Be on, she alegedy

used the sA80. Ite @rEidses should h8re

*it€d on the righLhed side olld face but

Ithdl wloudintot llvthe wncd@.lt !

ianirirllv udcrm u *c,inmi cei tor them

to sh@a thmsdG in the elt. [s relyhed

ofi! US police 66. Usu.lly ifthe shot js in

tbe eye it n6s ii'e nud*

''!ve slso did vrious r€sts to sbN she

6nt lvine d(]M when she di€d The Ddt_

do.i€; sh;wed tlat bits ot the bulets u@

fosd in hd head, wlich is very umud for

tlat kind ofmud. rtis tE}es ne suspect it

€n i e sA80 that @ used to hll Id

As for CeofiGrayl @e, S\mn clains, "lP

ws shot above ach aebrcq wlici is wirrualv

inoo$ible to reDfute b@u* he mdd

haE sbJied dropp;s d

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