I wasn’t going to post anything until Monday but…
Murder accused has star status
The Daily Telegraph
January 20, 2008
JOCK Palfreeman, the Sydney man accused of murdering a university student in Bulgaria last month, is enjoying cult-like status on the Internet.
Palfreeman, 21, who bears a striking resemblance to actor Matt Damon, is now the subject of at least four websites and is receiving movie-star attention.
Although two of the sites have been dedicated to his alleged victim, Andrei Monov, 20, they have been flooded with messages of support for Palfreeman, an old boy of St Ignatius’ College.
Three of the four sites – The Trial Against Mr Jock Palfreeman – Guilty Or Not?, In Loving Memory Of Andrey (sic) Monov and the 356-member Jock Palfreeman Is Not Guilty – are powered by Facebook.
The fourth, slackbastard, is run by Palfreeman’s close friends.
Palfreeman has insisted he stabbed Monov, and wounded another man, in self-defence after coming to the aid of a Gypsy who was allegedly being beaten up by the victim and his group.
A few points:
My blog is not run by Palfreeman’s close friends. In fact, I’ve never actually met Jock, and I only came to hear of him as a result of the case.
andreymonov.com is not on Facebook. (It also happens to be in Bulgarian.)
While it’s true that Jock is the subject of a number of posts — the slightly unfortunately titled Happy New Year, Suckers! // Justice 4 Jock (January 1) and Palfreeman not scared, did duty (says Mister Miranda) (January 7) — he’s not the subject of my blog.
I hope Jock is a fan of Matt Damon.