killer will be locked up for after waiting almost 28 years for justice to be served. Rikki was six when he was lured into the woods near his Peterborough home and throttled by James Watson.Police had initially accused Rikki’s mother Ruth Neave of the killing after the boy's body was discovered just 500 metres from his family home, but she was acquitted after a trial.
She was later caged for seven years for child neglect. New evidence later emerged leading police back to Watson, who was aged 13 in November 28 1994 when the murder occurred, and had been questioned at the time.
An Old Bailey jury found him guilty, bringing the case to a close after almost a three-decade search for answers, with Watson set for sentencing today (June 24).A jury accepted that twisted Watson was guilty of squeezing the life out of Rikki to fulfil a “morbid fantasy” he had told his mother about three days before.Read more on dailystar.co.uk