Shields Spends First Night at Home since Transfer from Bulgarian Prison

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Bulgaria Shields Spends First Night at Home since Transfer from Bulgarian Prison: Shields Spends First Night at Home since Transfer from Bulgarian Prison Michael Shields has spent his first night in the comfort of his own home since his transfer from Bulgaria to a UK jail. Photo by Yuliana Nikolova (Sofia Photo Agency)

UK football hooligan Michael Shields has spent his first night at home since being jailed in Bulgaria in 2005. The 22-year-old is serving a 10-year sentence for the attempted murder of Bulgarian barman, Martin Georgiev, in May 2005, the BBC reported Wednesday.

Shields was transferred from Bulgaria to the UK in 2006 and is serving his sentence at Thorn Cross Prison in Warrington, near Liverpool.

His father, also called Michael, said he had enjoyed an emotional return to his home at Edge Hill, Liverpool, last month.

Shields' father said: "He had two nights at home which he thoroughly enjoyed and it was great to see him in his own room - which is where he should have been sleeping for the last three-and-a-half years."

Shields has always protested he did not drop a paving slab on the head of barman Georgiev, almost killing him, near the Black Sea city of Varna in May 2005.

At one point another Liverpool fan, who was staying in the same hotel as Shields, signed a confession admitting that he carried out the attack, but he later retracted it.

High Court judges ruled in December that UK Justice Secretary Jack Straw has the power to issue a pardon, which he is still considering.

Shields' next temporary release is expected to be in March 2009.
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#23
ste125 - 3 Mar 2009 // 00:56:14

ONCE OUT OF PRISON YOUR MICHEAL SHILDS WILL AGAIN AND AGAIN COMMIT

A NEW CRIMES

You will find the person who did the crime is in a UK prison for violence, but his name is not Micheal

#22
resipsaloquitur - 2 Mar 2009 // 23:44:19

STE 125,
what you write shows you NEVER EVER STUDIED CRIMINAL LAW!

If someone was killed by mistake,the LEGAL problematic is NOT fingerprints as

evidence

but the "men's rea"...the guilty mind,what is one of the ELEMENTS of MURDER or

manslaughter.

And if the Court issues a death sentence is a question of PUNISHMENT ...

it is NOT a MATERIAL,SUBSTANTIVE LAW.

Some states in USA have death penalty...some NOT!

#21
resipsaloquitur - 2 Mar 2009 // 02:01:48

NELLIE;

I do not have problem with fingerprinting...I prefer to travel to AUSTRALIA...

where the border officer is giving me a BIG smile and DOES NOT WANT MY

FINGERPRINTS.

What I wanted to make clear is that THERE ARE FEDERAL RULES OF EVIDENCE...

Law is a science and lawyers have to FOLLOW THE RULES.

#20
NellieotAmerica - 2 Mar 2009 // 01:52:16

resi

Only a criminal, a terrorist or a crook would have a problem with being fingerprinted. Which one are you?

Don't worry your pretty head, fingerprinting is going to be replaced with DNA in the not-too-distant future. Instead of fingerprinting you, they will be taking a piece of your biologic material. lol

#19
resipsaloquitur - 2 Mar 2009 // 01:43:26

The website,which you are citing is just a HEARSAY...

in a DEMOCRATY EVERYBODY IS FREE TO WRITE WHATEVER HE WANTS TO

WRITE... it is called FREEDOM OF SPEACH!

Now... FINGERPRINTS ARE A RECOGNIZED AND ESTABLISHED FORENSIC

EVIDENCE...read Federal Rules of EVIDENCE(West Publishing House...

American Case books).


OTHERWEISE YOUR HOMELAND SECURITY WOULD NOT HUMILIATE AND DIMINISH

US,EUROPEANS,TO THE FINGERPRINTING AND PHOTOTAKINGEVERY TIME WHEN

WE WANT TO ENTER USA.

If Finger prints did not count,they will NOT take them from ALL FOREIGNERS entering USA.

For that reason WE are NOT travelling to USA anymore!

#18
NellieotAmerica - 2 Mar 2009 // 00:48:27

ste125

The point I was making is that soon you will not have to deal with fingerprinting at all, everything will be based on DNA evidence exclusively. Isn't this good news?

#17
ste125 - 2 Mar 2009 // 00:29:57

What has DNA got to do with fingerprinting?
What has DNA got to do with this topic?

If you read from the top of the topic down, you will get an understanding of the topic, unless you are getting different posts on your planet

#16
NellieotAmerica - 1 Mar 2009 // 19:51:48

ste125

Clearly you have issues with fingerprinting. There is always the possibility of human error when reading finger prints. However, we have moved past all this in recent years with DNA evidence. DNA evidence analyzed by computers is much more accurate. The old argument that you can't have the death penalty just in case someone innocent is killed by mistake doesn't hold water anymore. DNA evidence is pretty much beyond a shadow of a doubt. We should bring capital punishment back again.

#15
ste125 - 1 Mar 2009 // 19:30:18

Sorry the site I gave, you will need to pay to see the listing. Please use the following to read it in full and more information

http://leisureguy.wordpress.com/2007/10/25/limitations-of-fingerprint-identification-recognized/

#14
ste125 - 1 Mar 2009 // 19:02:57

The following is taken from

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg18725173.600-editorial-the-myth-of-fingerprints.html

Please feel free to read the item in full

Editorial: The myth of fingerprints
17 September 2005
Magazine issue 2517

In June 2002, a corpse turned up near Las Vegas. A fingerprint taken from the body matched one from Kathleen Hatfield of Sonoma county, California. Hatfield's mother was notified, funeral arrangements were made and her grave dug. But before the body could be interred, Hatfield turned up alive and well.

Neville Lee was arrested in 1991 in Nottinghamshire, UK, for allegedly raping an 11-year-old girl. The case rested on fingerprint evidence. He was assaulted in jail and his home was wrecked by vigilantes. It was only after another person confessed to the crime that Lee was released.

Last year, an Oregon lawyer named Brandon Mayfield was held in connection with the Madrid bombings after his fingerprint was supposedly found on a bag in the Spanish capital. Only after several weeks did the Spanish police attribute the print to Ouhnane Daoud, an Algerian living in Spain.

#13
resipsaloquitur - 27 Feb 2009 // 02:07:42

Hello creepey,

Shield's trial took about a YEAR...not TWO DAYS,how you are syaing.

Ask SOFIA ECHO to provide you wqith the archives abot the trial.

There was a lot of disscussion on the Forum of Sofia Echo and I contributed too.

The EVIDENCE was soooooooooooooooooooo obvious...tooo many witnesses AND

ALSO THE FORENSIC EVIDENCE(finger prints on the stone a.s.o.9

was UNERSCHUTERLICH!

#12
resipsaloquitur - 27 Feb 2009 // 01:53:18

Hey Mr.Zuckov,

YOU PRIMITIVE BRITISH PROLETARIA!

Sooner or later your CRIMINAL Michael Shilds will get his punishmet!

The same happened to O.J.SIMSON...

HE WAS ALSO THINKING HE IS ABOVE THE LAW and NOBODY could make him

responsible for his deeds JUST because he is the GREAT O.J.Simson.


RECENTLY HE GOT WHAT HE DESERVES AND NOW IS WARMING UP AN ARIZONA

PRISON as the judge issued a life sentence.

ONCE OUT OF PRISON YOUR MICHEAL SHILDS WILL AGAIN AND AGAIN COMMIT

A NEW CRIMES.... as it is in the blood of offenders to OFFEND and VIOLATE the

laws.

This time SCOTLAND YARD will not have a merci for him.

#11
CreepyS - 26 Feb 2009 // 15:19:57

btw whats up with the gang of our own BG idiots who killed a student beating him to death and landing 15 kicks in his head while he was on the ground?

As far as I remember Shields was tried and sentenced in a matter of 2 days or so while nobody talks about this trial.

#10
NellieotAmerica - 26 Feb 2009 // 14:58:33

@van4eto

LONG LIVE THE VAN4ETO/NELLIE ALLIANCE!!!!!!!!

#9
van4eto - 26 Feb 2009 // 14:54:43

Dear Advocadoo,
I'd rather be as dumb as Nelly then as retarded as you!

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