The History of the Teresa De Simone murder and trial

First published in News

Miss De Simone's partially clothed body was found in the back seat of her Ford Escort just after 10am on December 5 in the car park beneath the Tom Tackle pub in Commercial Road where she worked.

Mr Hodgson, who is also known as Robert Graham Hodgson, made various confessions to police before pleading not guilty at his trial at Winchester Crown Court.

Prosecutors relied on the confessions and match of blood type with samples found at the scene.

His defence team argued he was a pathological liar and that his confessions were false. He was found guilty on February 5, 1982.

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3:57am Thu 12 Mar 09

perksy says...

I knew Theresa; she was a very popular and well liked girl. I had many friends involved in the police investigation; which did not appear to be handled very well. A lot of my personal friends given a hard time by the police. Several of them, were taken away and some even being arrested on spurious evidence. Sean Hodgson who was a total stranger unknown to any of us; was in prison while most of the investigation was taking place.
I did not have much confidence in the police at the time. If Sean was not the murderer, then it is very worrying that the real felon has not been apprehended.
If this investigation is reopened then this will be difficult to resolve, due to the passage of time.
I knew Theresa; she was a very popular and well liked girl. I had many friends involved in the police investigation; which did not appear to be handled very well. A lot of my personal friends given a hard time by the police. Several of them, were taken away and some even being arrested on spurious evidence. Sean Hodgson who was a total stranger unknown to any of us; was in prison while most of the investigation was taking place. I did not have much confidence in the police at the time. If Sean was not the murderer, then it is very worrying that the real felon has not been apprehended. If this investigation is reopened then this will be difficult to resolve, due to the passage of time. perksy
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9:47am Thu 12 Mar 09

shilo says...

She was also always referred to as a just a barmaid, when in fact this was just a part-time job, she worked full time for British Gas I believe. Wonder if the case will be re-opened?
She was also always referred to as a just a barmaid, when in fact this was just a part-time job, she worked full time for British Gas I believe. Wonder if the case will be re-opened? shilo
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3:54pm Thu 12 Mar 09

kabakalli says...

Tereasa did work full-time for the Gas board at the same time as I did. It makes me mad when she is always referred to as a barmaid. She was a lovely girl and the case should be re-opened. I hope the Guy who did it is shaking in his boots after thinking he had got away with it for all these years.
Tereasa did work full-time for the Gas board at the same time as I did. It makes me mad when she is always referred to as a barmaid. She was a lovely girl and the case should be re-opened. I hope the Guy who did it is shaking in his boots after thinking he had got away with it for all these years. kabakalli
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8:41pm Thu 12 Mar 09

hamster64 says...

If the bad conviction is based on DNA evidence, I hope that the real murderer's DNA is on the database and he is now on borrowed time.
If the bad conviction is based on DNA evidence, I hope that the real murderer's DNA is on the database and he is now on borrowed time. hamster64
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