Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Understatement of the Year

Rose West: 'I was never a good parent'

The Sun has reported today that serial killer Rose West has broken off all contact with her three remaining children in a letter she wrote from jail in the summer.

West (53) had kept in touch with her surviving children Mae, Anne-Marie and Stephen despite the fact that she was jailed in 1995 for killing 10 young women with husband Fred. Their victims included her own daughter Heather (16) and stepdaughter Charmaine (8) who were buried in the cellar of their home.

It is thought that West decided to cut all ties when daughter Mae began asking questions about the murders.

In the letter she
apologised and said 'I cannot be something different now. Too much has happened and too much damage has been done'. She ended the letter by saying 'I truly do not have the skills to be a parent and although I am sad and ashamed of this it is something that has to be accepted.'

I think it's safe to say that parenting skills are definitely
not her strongest point.



I wonder if Kathy Burke's character in Gimme Gimme Gimme was based on Rose West?

7 comments:

* (asterisk) said...

Yeah, the bit where she kills her own kids... that's the telltale sign, isn't it?!

Martha Elaine Belden said...

how interesting. sometimes i'm simply blown away by the ugliness of this world and the people in it. i cannot fathom killing your own family... your own child!

and i've not seen gimme gimme gimme, but looks like *'s got the answer

Red said...

No flies on Rosie, eh? I wish I had that kind of self-knowledge...

wrinkled weasel said...

I think it is chilling that she says, "I cannot be something different now"

cappy said...

why do we need to be informed of this? (not you, the press)
why can't we just let her rot?
instead of feeding her ego, which is what i suspect it amounts to!

Aidan said...

Blimey, she'd be just your worst nightmare to live with, either as her poor child, relative, friend, comrade - the worst of women indeed, with no self-awareness, sensitivity or single redeeming feature...

Rose West's probably a bit of a bitch an' all...

Anonymous said...

I just nearly had a coffee over the keyboard scenario through laughing in your comment comparing Linda LaHuges from Gimme Gimme Gimme and Rose Wset. Very funny.