Friday, December 11, 2009

Kirsty MacColl's mother ends campaign

Nine years after the death of Kirsty MacColl, her mother Jean is dropping the campaign to find out what really happened:

[H]aving finally exhausted all legal avenues to bring to justice the man she believes is responsible for the death, Guillermo González Nova, one of Mexico's wealthiest businessmen, Jean has abandoned the Justice for Kirsty campaign which has sustained her through intense grief.

The campaign raised funds through "the most wonderful fans" to pay for the costly expenses of Jean's legal battle. "But it felt dishonest to go on, to keep asking for money, when we don't feel we've got a chance," she said.

Although she is winding up the campaign, it doesn't mean that Jean has accepted the frankly risible official findings into her death, nor that she'd not be interested in any development which might get closer to the truth.