July 17, 2012

A Message from Muriel Jakubait 17 July 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — copperknob @ 4:13 pm

To readers of my blog

I was with Muriel Jakubait, Ruth Ellis’s sister, today. We had lunch and a chat. Muriel’s response to two topics:

1. The new book to be published in September 2012 claiming to be the ‘real’ Ruth Ellis story. Was she [the author] there? It’s an insult to our book. The truth is written in our book [RUTH ELLIS MY SISTER’S SECRET LIFE].

My sister is not here. I’ve suffered enough with all the lies and scandal that has been printed. All the talk about Ruth has damaged the family. We can’t forget her. She should never have been hanged…a beautiful girl.

 2. And as for the man who was on the radio  [BBC Radio 4, Saturday 14th July 2012] calling himself Ruth’s nephew. He’s not a proper nephew. How can he know anything about Ruth Ellis? Ruth’s only nephews were my sons. End of story.


  1. My aunt Betty (Beatrice) Sargeant was one of Ruth’s prison wardens. She spent a long time even the evening before talking to Ruth and getting to know her…Ruth asked that the prison wardens that looked after her be with her the evening before my aunt said. Having got to know and look after Ruth she said she was innocent, and should NEVER have been hung… up until she died last year she was totall against hanging. She said Ruth was done ‘the dirty on’ by her husband…there was always empathy for her.

    Comment by Liz B — July 17, 2012 @ 4:34 pm | Reply

  2. Why read or buy a book that states the Party line again about Ruth, if I wanted to do that I’d always go back to the one by Robert Hancock. The brilliant book by Monica and Muriel is a breath of fresh air from beginning to end, it certainly made me think and it is a privilege to have a signed copy by Monica and Muriel.

    What I can’t understand is why the mainstream media haven’t yet done a docu-drama out of the story behind this book. they could pose very serious and poignant questions for the viewer, and a few years ago it would have been on the list of things to do by the BBC, ITV, Ch4 and 5 bod’s, even SKY could attempt a doc for their millions and millions of viewers! The answer is probably because it is easier and less hassle to spew out the Party line about Ruth, than dare to rock the establishment boat and state something utterly and totally different to the masses.

    It seems to me that people are losing their investigative research skills in the C21st, the ‘Woodward’s and Bernstein’s’ of this new century will be less and less sadly, because those that have the desire to find the truth out are eventually cloned into good little journalists/researchers or are scared off. So thank-goodness for Monica and Muriel’s brave stance re this story, which needed to be told and now is.

    Comment by IAN — April 6, 2015 @ 6:01 pm | Reply

  3. I have no doubt Ruth Ellis was innocent. I had the privilege of meeting Muriel Jacubait and Monica Weller at the Magdela pub back in 2005. To be able to ask questions of MurieI on a case I had been aware of since childhood (I remember Muriel being featured on the news campaigning for the truth), and was familiar with through work, was an unforgettable experience.

    Comment by Anonymous — June 14, 2015 @ 8:48 pm | Reply

    • Thank you to Anonymous.

      Your comment has reminded me about the book signing at the Magdala and it has inspired me to look back through my files and journals to that event on 21 November 2005.

      I had previously written to the Curator of The Crime Museum at New Scotland Yard who showed Muriel and I the gun, on 1st November inviting him to attend the signing. His successor replied to my letter saying unfortunately the previous curator had retired in January that year, but said that a colleague would be coming along and would be purchasing a copy of the book to be kept in the Museum.

      I later wrote in my Journal that a ‘representative’ from the Crime Museum came along with a friend from the British Museum to the signing. I got the impression he, like me, was on a mission. He said he had tried shooting with a similar gun on the firing ranges and said it was impossible for him to fire it. He added it would have been impossible for Ruth Ellis to have handled that gun. He told me that the police have ‘got to come clean about what happened’ [in 1955] and also said that Muriel and I had done New Scotland Yard a favour by bringing out the book.

      Monica Weller

      Comment by copperknob — June 14, 2015 @ 10:15 pm | Reply

  4. Rest in peace Ruth

    Comment by Bob Thompson — September 20, 2015 @ 4:23 am | Reply

  5. I hope that Justice will forthcoming for Ruth someday!

    Comment by Bob Thompson — September 20, 2015 @ 4:26 am | Reply

  6. Muriel/Monica – I would like to make contact with Muriel. I am Stephen Beard – Ruth’s Grandson.
    I don’t think we have ever met, but I hope I get the chance to do so.

    Comment by Stephen Baeard — November 9, 2015 @ 5:14 pm | Reply

    • Thanks for your message Stephen. As I explained in my email Muriel passed away in November 2013.

      For the benefit of regular readers of my blog I’ll explain here that you are the son of Georgina Ellis, Ruth Ellis’s daughter, and that you’re directing an amateur dramatics production called ‘Follow Me’ to be staged in June 2016.I’ve copied the following from the am-dram website:

      “Follow Me is a dramatisation of the final moments of the beautiful party girl, Ruth Ellis, famed for the cold, unrepented murder of her lover… and for being the last woman in Britain to be hanged.

      She was executed by Britain’s Chief Executioner, Albert Pierrepoint, feted for dispatching over two-hundred Nazi war criminals. Pierrepoint became the acknowledged leader in his field and was unwaveringly engaged to “take care” of his country’s most notorious killers.

      Follow Me takes us into the worlds of the hanged and the hangman in the moments leading to Ellis’ execution. Explaining her motives yet showing no remorse, she draws us into the mindset of one driven to commit the ultimate crime. Pierrepoint, the ultimate professional, but one who increasingly feels the moral pressure and growing public distaste for capital punishment and now plagued by doubts about the value of his life’s work and the craft he has mastered, explains the mechanisms, both physical and psychological, of being a pub landlord by night and a public executioner by day”.

      Comment by copperknob — November 10, 2015 @ 5:55 pm | Reply

    • I did find your talk fascinating and I hope you would consider revisiting the case again so as to obtain a genuine pardon from the court and give your account the exposure it deserves

      Comment by stephen — December 4, 2015 @ 2:06 pm | Reply

      • I think the wording is crucial…In my opinion there is no need for a pardon as Ruth Ellis clearly did not kill David Blakely. What is necessary is to clear Ruth’s name. But I (we) are up against a justice system that was at that time corrupt for the sake of national security….coupled with the power the establishment possesses now to cover up their own past crimes.
        Monica Weller

        Comment by copperknob — December 4, 2015 @ 4:17 pm | Reply

    • Stephen, I have just finished reading your beautiful mothers book. I’m so sad to hear that she was taken so soon, along of course with your grandmother. I’m now sad to hear about Muriel’s passing and that you never got to meet her as she sounds like an amazing lady right til the end. I very much drawn into the case and feel so very very sorry that this country did what it did to Ruth. I’m visiting her buriel site on Monday and at some stage would like a headstone erected. I’m going to take her some carnations and some other nice things. I’d very much love to get in touch with you; where are you based? Please send me an email. God bless X

      Comment by Paula Williamson — May 13, 2016 @ 11:52 am | Reply

      • Stephen, I try not to show email addresses on my blog. Paula Williamson is known on Facebook as Paulita Von Dita.

        Comment by copperknob — May 13, 2016 @ 6:51 pm | Reply

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