We don’t know yet if Ronnie Dunbar murdered Melissa Mahon.
What we do know is that Ronnie Dunbar had a highly inappropriate relationship with the fourteen-year-old girl, and I can put it no stronger than that, since the case is still in court.
However, I can tell you my personal opinion of Ronnie Dunbar, and it’s this:
I think he’s an absolute scumbag, and if I believed he was anywhere near my children I would end his existence without a second thought for myself.
However, that’s just my own view of Ronnie Dunbar, who is without question a despicable scumbag.
I don’t yet know if he’s officially a murderer but I personally believe he killed the poor girl.
UPDATE: 28th May 2009
Ronnie Dunbar was convicted of the manslaughter of Melissa Mahon, but not of murder. He was also cleared of threatening to kill his daughter. He will be sentenced next week.
Just to be clear about this. Manslaughter is not some minor offence several orders of magnitude less than murder. A person who commits manslaughter intends to kill his victim, or doesn’t care whether his victim dies as a result of hs attack. The only difference is that the prosecution failed to prove he planned the killing.
Dunbar did away with this young girl and then callously dumped her body in a river, as if disposing of a sack of rubbish.
He’s a scumbag.