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payingwitnesses

The prospect of another legal curb on the reckless British media emerged noisily after the trial in 1995 of RosemaryWest, a Gloucester woman found guilty of the murder of ten children and young women, joint chargesevadedbyherhusbandFredwhenhekilledhimself before trial. Journalists from all over theworldwent to the town in the English West Country asmore andmore bodies were found beneath theWests’ house. It was one of the most horrific series of murders and the media thirsted for the full, macabre personal stories of witnesses in the trial.