With thanks to Alastair for drawing attention to the legal story of the year.
My stumbling attempts at teenage relationships were hampered by the lack of an internet. The happenstance of discovering shared interests, mumbled conversations in Italian restaurants, arguing about the scripts of Quentin Tarantino, or the relative merits of Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes. Now, it appears that you can establish a relationship on-line through shared interests in animal role play, meet up and reach an arrangement to kill your parents in exchange for letting the killer dentally bobbit you.
The prosecution counsel notes
Well, there you go. Mr and Mrs Monks survived. Their son and his lover are on trial for conspiracy to murder.
Mrs Monks has understatement of the year,
And while the trial continues the poor defence counsel will be preparing the speech,