Sunday, July 19, 2009

WALTHAMSTOW: Ex-footballer admits attempted murder of teenager

She was left with paralysis down one side of her body as well as a condition known as aphasia, meaning she was unable to communicate.

But she has since recovered and nine months after the attack, she was able to tell officers that Celaire, now calling himself McNish, had admitted unintentionally killing Miss McDermott.

Miss Hoyte told detectives she had found court papers relating to Celaire's 2002 trial and that he had confessed the killing when she confronted him.

His acquittal for murder was subsequently overturned at the Court of Appeal and he pleaded guilty to manslaughter. Next...