CARR'S TEARS FOR HUNTLEY.Byline: VANESSA ALLEN
THE distraught dis·traught
1. Deeply agitated, as from emotional conflict.
2. Mad; insane.
[Middle English, alteration of distract, past participle of distracten, sobs of Maxine Carr Maxine Carr (born 16 February 1977 in England) is the former girlfriend of convicted murderer Ian Huntley, and was living with him at the time he committed the August 4, 2002 Soham murders. were played to the Soham murder trial today as she told her lover's mother: ``I don't understand why this had to happen.''
The Old Bailey Old Bailey
the Central Criminal Court of England
Noun 1. Old Bailey - the central criminal court in London
criminal court - a court having jurisdiction over criminal cases jury heard a tape recording of a phone call from Carr to Ian Huntley's mother Lynda Nixon made from Holloway Prison on October 18 last year.
Carr, 26, sobbed hysterically hys·ter·i·cal
1. Of, characterized by, or arising from hysteria.
2. Having or prone to having hysterics.
3. Informal Extremely funny: told a hysterical story. as she told her: ``I don't understand, I don't understand why.''
Parts of the tape were virtually inaudible as Carr sobbed: ``I want to speak to him so much,I don't know what I'mgoing to do.''
The jury was told the phone calls were the only remaining piece of evidence in the prosecution case against Carr and her then boyfriend Huntley.
Richard Latham QC, prosecuting, said the conversation was taped covertly cov·ert
1. Not openly practiced, avowed, engaged in, accumulated, or shown: covert military operations; covert funding for the rebels. See Synonyms at secret.
2. ,adding: ``Those taking part were not specifically told they were being taped.''
Huntley, 29, the former caretaker at Soham Village College Soham Village College is a state secondary school with Foundation Technology College and Language College status in Soham, Cambridgeshire, England. It has around 1500 pupils, aged from 11 to 16. , denies the murder of Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman but has admitted one charge of conspiring to pervert the course of justice.
Carr, 26, a former teaching assistant at the girls'primary school,denies the conspiracy charge and two counts of assisting an offender.
Mr Latham told the jury: ``The date of the call is the 18thof October. It is call from the prison to the land line,of Kevin and Lynda Nixon Huntley.
``The call started at 5pm and concluded at 5.25pmand what the jury is going to hear is the first nine minutes of the tape.'' Carr, sounding distressed, said: ``They have just told me that Ian was there and I couldn't speak tohim.''
Mrs Nixon said: ``You can't speak to him darling.''
Carr: ``I wanted to speak to him so much.''
At one point during the conversation Mrs Nixon tells a tearful Carr: ``The police know you have not done anything,Maxine.''
Carr, still sounding distraught, said: ``I still do not know why it's happened.''
Mrs Nixon asked her during their conversation: ``You know on the Sunday that you spoke to him,did you discuss lying?''
Carr replied: ``No,not on Sunday,on the Monday.''
Mrs Nixon asked: ``Is there anything else you know?''
Carr: ``I don't know anything else. They wanted to ask me about the case but my solicitor told me not to speak about it.
``I don't know what to think,Lynda. Something's wrong. Something happened,I don't know what.''
Mrs Nixon: ``He spoke to you on Monday,he said he discussed lying,do you know what time that was?''
Carr: ``Here on Monday it was 4.25pm, I was at my grandad's, that's when he wanted me to come home.
``He wanted me to come home,Lynda,he said to me some kids have gone missing and he told me who they were.''
HUNTLEY: Murder accused; CARR: Phone call recorded