Fairfield police say no evidence of molestation to support murder motive

Fairfield police say there is no evidence to prove a young girl was molested by her neighbor, allegedly driving her father to murder.In August, 29-year-old Jonathan Edington was charged with the murder

News 12 Staff

Oct 20, 2006, 12:21 AM

Updated 6,421 days ago

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Fairfield police say no evidence of molestation to support murder motive
Fairfield police say there is no evidence to prove a young girl was molested by her neighbor, allegedly driving her father to murder.In August, 29-year-old Jonathan Edington was charged with the murder of Barry James. James was found stabbed to death in his Fairfield home that he shared with his parents. Police say they have been investigating claims by Edington?s wife that their 2-year-old daughter had been molested by James. They say they interviewed Edington?s daughter as part of the investigation into a possible motive. However, Fairfield police say the 2-month-long investigation is complete and there were no such findings.Police Captain Gary MacNamara says James was an innocent victim. Edington has pleaded not guilty to the murder.


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