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Monday, December 29, 2008

Teenager Asks Daily Mail For Apology Over Story Regarding Rhys Jones' Killer

Eighteen-year-old Kelly Marshall is asking the Daily Star for an apology for statements it made about her and certain statements it attributed to her concerning the man convicted of killing eleven-year-old Rhys Jones. Young Rhys was shot in a Liverpool parking lot more than a year ago. Sean Mercer was convicted in a highly publicized trial and sentenced to 22 years in prison. Ms. Marshall says she did not refer to Mr. Mercer as a "hero" and that he is not her boyfriend. The paper has not yet responded. Read more here in a Guardian story.

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