Rage is to feel or express violent, uncontrollable anger. Yet, is rage reserved only for those with terrible backgrounds or traumas or are we all susceptible to it?
Whatever your answer may be, when rage is at the forefront of your mind it will be impossible to win against yourself, let alone the Universe. At the end of the day, rage is a killer…
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Best Friends Forever
In the town of Soham, Cambrideshire, England, two 10-year-old girls, Jessica and Holly were the best of friends. The girls spent most of their days together as they attended St Andrews Primary School, they loved to create new and fun memories. Jessica and Holly both came from loving homes where they were provided with everything they needed to flourish.
Jessica and Holly’s parents were good friends and would get together often. One August night, after a barbeque held by Holly’s parents the two girls decided to sneak away and pick up some sweets at the local store. No one noticed the girls had left and the party went on. Girls sneak out all the time at this age, except this time, these two girls would not be returning home…
The Girls Matching Shirts
Just hours before Jessica and Holly went missing they were photographed as best friends wearing matching Manchester United replica football shirts. These two young girls had a truly special bond and were in this friendship for the long haul. The police later used this photo and described the girls as being “white, about 4 ft 6 in tall and slim.”
As the party ended, Jessica and Holly’s parents started to call for the girls, when no one could find them, in or around the house, everyone started to get worried. At 9:45 pm on August 4th both girls were reported missing. This is something that most parents would consider a nightmare…
When people go missing within a community it affects everybody, especially when it’s two little girls. Most people find themselves thinking of the worst scenario when this happens, thankfully Soham was filled with a lot of good people and a search party was started right away. Family, friends and others came together and searched high and low for Jessica and Holly.
Among those who searched for Jessica and Holly was Ian Huntley, a caretaker for a local secondary school, The Soham Village College. Ian might have been one of the last people to see the girls walking in the neighborhood. As a result of this, he may have felt obligated to get as involved in the search as possible, and he did…
Over the next two weeks, Ian Huntley appeared in many television interviews along with his girlfriend Maxine Carr, the girls teaching assistant at St Andrews Primary School. Kevin gave the community inspiration to keep searching. In one interview he stated, “While there’s no news there’s still that glimmer of hope, and that’s basically what we’re hanging on to.” Urging the community to continue looking.
Fast Moving Relationship
The relationship between Huntley and Maxine Carr started as a whirlwind, they met in a nightclub and although it may have seemed sudden, the two decided to move in together. Lust and love get misconstrued all the time, apparently when it came to Ian and Maxine, to them, this was love…
Washing The Dog
The main goal was to bring two girls who disappeared on August 4th, home. When police questioned Huntley he said that he saw the girls walking as he was washing his dog outside and that they quickly stopped to ask about Maxine Carr, their teacher and his girlfriend, when he said Maxine wasn’t home the girls supposedly went on their way. Ian ended this story by saying the girls were “happy as Larry” the day they vanished.
Despite the fact that he had been investigated for sexual assaults towards underage girls in the past, Huntley worked at a college. He had been accused of sexual assault with, 11, 13, 15, and 17-year-old girls, but the situation was confusing. Some of the girls indicated that it was consensual, and others accused him of unwanted sexual advances, so he was never charged for any of the allegations…
When Love is Blind
One would think this man was a serial rapist and a danger to society and indeed many people did, but not Maxine. She believed that Ian, regardless of his faults and his temper, was a good man at heart. Perhaps if she hadn’t been so blinded by her love for him, if the justice system weren’t so mired in old paperwork, Ian Huntley’s crimes could have been prevented. Perhaps…
Getting Deeper into The Interviews
Maxine Carr also appeared in a television interview once she returned home from visiting her family in Grimsby. She appeared to really enjoy teaching the girls in school and even kept a thank-you card that was had written by Holly, it read, “C U in the future, Miss Carr. Don’t leave us. Don’t go far.” Maxine cried and said she would “treasure the card forever.” The persona that she was trying to portray to reporters and the police was shattered in one instance…
Setting Up Her Boyfriend
As the investigation continued, police received many leads, leads that got them nowhere near the girls. By this time Jessica and Holly’s parents were worried sick. Finally, the perfect lead came in, while Carr gave her interview about Holly’s thank-you card, she talked about Holly in the past tense, by saying “She was just lovely, really lovely.” This is what police were looking for. This statement changed everything.
Missing Persons Turned into a Possible Murder Investigation
Police took Carr’s statement about Holly very seriously, as they should have, she was talking about Holly like she was dead and not missing. Carr obviously knew something that others didn’t. 12 days after the girls disappeared, Huntely and Carr were first questioned, they both acted as though this wasn’t a problem and agreed to give witness statements during hours of questioning.
Looking at The Caretaker and Teacher
The same night Carr and Huntley were interviewed they were placed in different locations while their home and Huntley’s workplace was searched. What came next is sad and tragic. Items of “huge importance” were found on the Soham Village College grounds were Huntley worked. Among those items were the matching Manchester United shirts both girls were wearing…
A Blind Woman and Sick Man
Maxine Carr wanted to so badly believe that Huntley was a good man, that she made the right choice in dating him, this all made her blind to see that man that he really is, it just so happens that he’s a sick monster. She went as far as providing a false alibi for him although she was out of town when the girls disappeared…
Getting to The Truth
The day after Huntley and Carr were question and the items were found, they were both arrested on suspicion of murder. The Universe works in mysterious ways. Later in the afternoon after the two were arrested, Jessica and Holly’s bodies, confirmed by DNA, were found in a ditch near a fence about 12 miles from Soham. Local gamekeeper, Keith Pryer found the bodies after he noticed “an unusual and unpleasant smell.”
Police were not giving up and justice was about to be served. It was determined that the girls were not murdered in the ditch where they were found, the two girls were murdered in Huntley’s home, while his girlfriend was away. He used the fact that Carr was the girl’s teacher as a way to lure them inside his house by saying Miss. Carr wanted to chat and say hello…
It didn’t take long for Huntley to realize that he was caught and not getting away with anything this time. On August 20th Huntley was charged with two counts of murder and Carr was charged with preventing the course of justice. Huntley took it upon himself to change his persona completely and started to act mentally insane. Huntley really thought that acting insane would get him out of dealing with the consequences.
Assessed and Fully Aware
Huntley was taken in and assessed by Christopher Clark, a consultant psychiatrist to see if he would be fit to stand trial. The doctor determined and said this “Although Mr. Huntley made clear attempts to appear insane, I have no doubt that the man currently, and at the time of the murders, was both physically and mentally sound and therefore, if he is found guilty, carried out the murders totally aware of his actions.”…
Admitting What Happened
They say that the truth will set you free, when it comes to Huntley nothing will set him free from what he did to Jessica and Holly, along with their families. While on trial he admitted that both girls died in his home. He states that he accidentally knocked Holly into the bath while helping her with a nosebleed and that caused her to drown, sadly Jessica was a witness to this and started screaming and panicking, he said that he accidentally killed her by trying to stifle her screams of despair. Accidents like this don’t exist. This was intentional.
The main point is that doctors were able to 100% prove that Huntley was the man who murdered these two girls. Huntley’s life in prison has been a living hell, he’s tried to kill himself and other inmates have tried to murder him numerous of times. Carr served her time and now is free with a new identity. The Universe saw fit for Jessica and Holly’s family to receive justice and it has been served no matter how hard Huntley has tried to escape it. The consequences this man received are inescapable because rage is a killer.
Original Author Credit: Maria Gorces