While it may not be making a lot of news in the US (some say from fear of Newscorp reprisals in the press) the continuing investigations into the phone-hacking scandals involving the Murdoch owned News Of The World has reached a new low.
On the 23rd of June a convicted murderer by the name of Levi Belfield was found guilty of murdering murdering a 13 year old schoolgirl as she walked past his home.
Today The telegraph has a story that Private investigator Glenn Mulcaire, who was convicted in 2007 for the original phone hacking courtcase , is alleged to have illegally accessed Milly's phone messages after she was abducted by Bellfield as she walked home from school in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, in March 2002.
The police say that this action at the time could have resulted in delays in the investigation and stopped them getting results. Her parents are now added to the growing list of people both private citizens and celebrities who are persuing legal remedies against Murdoch's grubby little sunday tabloid while the paper and Newscorp stay as silent as possible in the hopes of not hampering Murdoch's attempt to gain full control of Newscorp in the UK.
Murdoch was forced to personally intervene earlier this year when questions were raised in parliament and there can be no real doubt that the decision to atempt to settle out of court was a directive from the top.
This ongoing story gets darker and darker the lower down into the scummy residue of the barrel we go. Its bad enough that the morally bankrupt "reporters" from this tabloid have not problems hacking into celebrities phones and emails but the phone of a dead teenager while the police are still looking for the killer?
The murky story continues.