Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

My Son Is Not Guilty of Two Murders

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

My Son Is Not Guilty of Two Murders

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Byline: By Matt Casey

A man who could face the death penalty over a double murder is innocent, his parents said today.

Consett-born Neil Revill, 34, will stand trial in August for the murder of drug dealer Arthur Davodian, 22, and Kimberley Crayton, 21, in Los Angeles, USA, in 2001.

His father, Graham, speaking from his home in Perth, Australia, said he believed in the death penalty but was certain his son is innocent.

He said: "He is innocent. I have every confidence that he will be found not guilty. We have been waiting for a trial for five years and we will go over there and sit behind him and support him all the way.

"I would say I was a supporter of the death penalty ( if someone is found guilty and there is no doubt about it ( like for people who walk on to Tube trains with bombs."

Mr Revill and his wife, Brenda, last saw their son at Christmas when they were allowed half an hour's visit behind armoured glass.

Mr Revill, a former RAF mechanic, said: "The last time we had actual physical contact with him was at his wedding in 1997. …

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