Simply because ,vague as the description was he had actually been standing there outside Millers Court .
We don't know Hutchinsons character or what he might have thought ,why he might have thought it.
It's simply an idea ,hardly a theory
Ok Andy, I wasn't sure what your position was on that. I might not have read every post here. There are some posters who do not think the 'loiterer' was Hutchinson, so we do agree on that point - he was there that night.
However, given the popularity of the wideawake hat, there was no cause for him to assume he was identified on the basis of that detail alone.
I'm more in favor of him coming forward when he did, for two reasons:
1 - Hutch, along with the rest of the public, were being told that Kelly died after 9:00 that Friday morning, due to press coverage offering that idea Friday evening and all day Saturday.
2 - Hutch learned, following the conclusion of the inquest, that one witness (Cox) was being credited with seeing Kelly with her killer about midnight. Hutch knew this to be wrong.
Both those conclusions only surfaced after the inquest, this is why he went to police to tell his story. It had nothing to do with being seen that night, likewise nothing to do with any suggested culpability in this crime.
Regards, Jon S.
Last edited by Wickerman : 06-24-2017 at 04:27 AM.