Is Unprotective Mother and Convicted Killer Melanie Smith (UK) connected to UN Mothers and the American Mothers Political Party (AMPP)??
BREAKING NEWS: Bill Windsor, Lawless America, has been suspended from Facebook for posting a picture of an unknown woman, who he suspects is part of the gang of “Joeys” who has been stalking and harassing him. Bill posted this photo to ask for help in identifying this woman, and to give her a chance to either retract her remarks or state she did not participate in the online attacks and defamation.
WHO IS THIS WOMAN?
IDENTIFIED AS: Melanie Smith, Australian Mothers Political Party, sister group to American Mothers Political Party (AMPP). Melanie Smith was a presented at the 2010 Battered Mothers Custody Conference, speaking on the Australian Shared Parenting Law Debate. Melanie Smith also represents AMPP’s UN Mothers.
AU Shared Parenting Law Debate: http://aspld.blogspot.com/
5/7/2010: Australian Mothers Political Party Australian Mothers Struggle for human rights. This video reveals the efforts that have been made to continue violence against women and children through the Family Court of Australia.
NO to Australian Mother Political Party: https://www.facebook.com/pages/NO-to-the-Australian-Mothers-Political-Party-and-other-such-groups/152123351476354
ATW finds it curious that this Melanie Smith looks so similar to convicted killer Melanie Jane Smith…
Is Unprotective Mother and killer Melanie Smith connected to AMPP?
Abusers Win Custody: Melanie Smith won custody of three children after a divorce. She is accused of abusing, neglecting and torturing her children. Melanie could not handle caring for the children and dumped them in foster care one day after winning custody. The Court reversed its decision, apologized, and gave the father custody. Melanie’s children say that she is “the most evil woman in Britain”.
ATW finds it curious that Australian Mothers Political Party is now defunct, and basically has no activity except the lone wolf stalking and online harassment by Claudine and a few members.
Facebook Australian Mothers Political Party: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Australian-Mothers-Political-Party/119136814791407
AMPP Blog Talk. Not only is Melanie Smith a follower of AMPP, but Claudine’s profile pic also appears on the Australian Mothers Political Party page.
ATW finds it curious that Melanie Smith’s UN Mothers webpage has been taken down.
Melanie Smith and UN Mothers, posted on Lorraine Tipton’s blog
The Search for Melanie: On Feb. 19, 2013, Bill Windsor previously posted a photo of Melanie Smith on Facebook, with a similar request for information and his account was not suspended. Bill challenged AMPP to reveal the names of the stalkers, and Melanie Smith did not respond but other AMPP members did when the post appeared on the AMPP Facebook wall.
DO YOU KNOW THIS AUSTRALIAN WOMAN?
I have been provided with information this evening to indicate this is Melanie Smith also known as Melanie Coutts, the head of the Australian Mothers Political Party and one of the ringleaders of the American Mothers Political Party, working with Claudine Dumbrowski, Loraine Tipton, and Jennifer Herbert.
I believe Melanie lives in Townsville, Queensland, Australia. I need a full street address for the police and a phone number and email, if possible. She may be in a relationship with Mal Hamilton, a tour guide with Tropicana Guided Adventure Company and a member of a band named “The Wee Johnny’s.”
Please email any information to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I have been too busy with real work for Lawless America to file my Criminal Warrant Applications against these women, but I hope to fill in a few blanks and have them ready to file tomorrow.
Feb, 19, 2013: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10200780314296760&set=a.1865609366531.2111583.1429920220&type=1
Note: There is more than one Melanie associated with AMPP, and two specifically from Australia. ATW believes that Melanie Smith and Melanie Coutts are two different people, but both are associated with AMPP and Australian Mothers Political Party.
On 2/19/2013 Bill Windsor posted Melanie Smith’s picture to Facebook, his account was not suspended
Read here the story of Melanie Smith, and demand the truth for yourselves. If the UN Mothers Melanie Smith is not this killer, then we need to hear from her, and also Bill needs his statement. Anyone with information is encouraged to come forward, thanks! (If you indicate a need for privacy, we will not publicly post your comments.)
UNPROTECTIVE MOTHER AND KILLER MELANIE JANE SMITH
Melanie Smith (Murderpedia)
Born: 1969 Prestalyn, South Wales
Number of Children: 5.
Ex-Husband: Paul Smith (married 1987), 3 children, Charlotte, Lisa and Jonathon.
Paul and the children have accused Melanie of abuse, neglect and torture.
Date of Murders: Oct 19, 2012 (arrested same day)
Method of Murder: Set fire to a stroller outside a flat. She had the ground floor apartment; the upstairs was occupied by the victims. Before his death, victim Liam Timbrell heard Smith laughing and talking outside his door, he positively identified her as the one who set the fire.
After the fire, Smith ran back into her flat, then jumped into the bed to make it appear as if she had been there all along. Smith and her boyfriend escaped by climbing out a window.
Location: Prestalyn, Denbighshire, Wales, UK
Conviction: May 7, 2013. Sentanced to life in prison, 30 year minimum
Lee-Anne Shiers, 20
Liam Timbrell, 23 (bf) (died in hospital, named Melanie as the one who set the fire, heard her voice outside)
Son Charlie, 15 mos (died in hospital)
Shier’s nephew Bailey, 4
Shier’s niece, Skye, 2
CHILD ABUSE ALLEGATIONS:
Mail Online, May 5 2013, Suzannah Hills. ‘We all wish she was dead': Children of woman who killed family of five in a house blaze reveal years of abuse they suffered at their mother’s hands': http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2319784/Prestatyn-killer-Melanie-Smiths-children-reveal-abuse-suffered-hands.html
Mirror, May 5 2013, Simon Wright. ‘Melanie Smith: Kids who Escaped Life of Torture with Killer Brand Their Mum Britain’s Most Evil Woman': http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/melanie-smith-kids-who-escaped-1870434#ixzz2zIwNmxzQ
The children of Melanie Smith call her “the most evil woman in Britain”, for how she viciously abused and then abandoned them, and express grief for the victims she burned to death. Ex-husband Paul Smith also recalls Melanie’s abuse and neglect of the children.
Paul met Melanie at Pontins near Prestatyn where she was working as a chambermaid. They married in 1987. Melanie gave birth to three children within the next 4 years—Lisa, Charlotte and Jonathon. Paul said Melanie “lacked maternal instinct” and resented being tied down by motherhood, she preferred to drink and party. After the birth of their first child, Paul says he “was excited to be a dad” but Melanie did not want Lisa around her. Melanie also resented her second daughter, according to Paul, “because she was not a boy”. Melanie was excited when her son was born then fell back into drinking, leaving Paul with most of the responsibility to care for the three young children. Paul eventually had to quit his job to care for the children full-time because of Melanie’s instability, and inability to provide for the children.
Lisa, Charlotte and Jonathon have come forward to publicly speak about their mother, revealing how she burned them with cigarettes, poured boiling water over them and locked them in a tiny cupboard. She also chopped off their hair if they “made too much noise”. Ex-husband Paul Smith says that Melanie abused and neglected the children, and showed no maternal instinct, and instead preferred to party and drink. Paul says he saw bruises on the children, that they were not fed and their diapers were not changed while the children were in Melanie’s care.
Paul noticed that Melanie’s heavy drinking resulted in more abuse of the children; when he noticed marks or bruises, Melanie always had an excuse. Paul said sometimes he came home to find the children alone, wet, hungry and crying—Melanie was asleep or passed out. Then Paul discovered Melanie in bed with another man, the children locked in another room so she could have sex, and decided to file for divorce.
Despite the abuse and neglect, after their divorce, Melanie won custody of the children. After being awarded custody, Melanie could not handle caring for the children, and a day later, abandoned the children ages 3, 2, and 9 months into voluntary foster care. The court later reversed its decision, apologized, and awarded Paul sole custody, the children have thrived in his care and fought to forget their mother, though scars still linger.
Paul Smith told the UK Mirror, “I picked them up from emergency foster parents. They looked so scared my heart broke. If I hadn’t lived through it, I wouldn’t believe a mother was capable of such cruelty towards her own kids. It’s the same cruelty that has now taken the lives of those poor victims in the fire. She should rot in jail until the day she dies.”
Her daughter Charlotte, now 23, told the Sunday Mirror: “We all wish she was dead. Knowing that the evil woman who killed that poor family is our mother is almost impossible to bear. Dad rescued us from hell. He’s brought us all up without her but now she’s back in our lives in the most horrific way imaginable. She’s been dead to us since we were tiny. Now I just want her to rot in hell.”
Melanie never tried to see or contact her children. The next time they would see their mother would be on TV, arrested after killing 5 people in a fire she set.
MELANIE SMITH SETS FIRE, KILLS FAMILY IN A JEALOUS RAGE
Fire Set in Communal Hallway by Melanie Smith who Escaped out a Window and Watched the Flat Burn (Daily Mail)
At the time of the fire, Melanie Smith was unemployed and a heavy drinker. She had been kicked out of several pubs due to her outrageous behavior. Melanie was also reported to be an obsessively neat, so bad that she had to seek therapy. Melanie closely guarded her boyfriend Steven Clarkson with intense jealously that had caused her, in August, to vandalize his car, and attempt to set it on fire. Melanie had made several threats to start fires before the killing.
On October 19, 2012, Melanie was upset that a baby stroller was left in the communal hallway of the flat she shared with upstairs neighbors, Lee-Anna Shiers and her boyfriend,20, Liam Timbrell, 23. Melanie had been drinking heavily that day, and had take out dinner with Steven Clarkson. Melanie’s rage was lit when she heard noise in the apartment above, that suggested Lee-Anna and Liam were making love. It has been suggested that Melanie was jealous of the couple’s happiness because Steven was cheating on her, and their relationship was so troubled. Smith also made false allegations that Lee-Anna was having an affair with Steven, to which there is no substantiation. Melanie then went into the communal hallway and set fire to the stroller, setting off an intense fire that would leave the building looking like a bomb had hit it.
While the flat burned, Melanie crawled back into bed with Steven to make it look like she had been asleep all along. She then escaped out a window with Steven, and stood across the street to watch the family die. Witness said they could screams and cries for help but the fire was too hot and too intense to rescue the family.
The Fire Devastated the Flat, Empty the Baby Swing on the Floor Once Held Charlie (DailyMail)
Lee-Anna and Liam were trapped in the flat, desperately calling 999 for help as the fire consumed the everything around them, then took their lives.
As the fire took hold, Mr Timbrell was heard in the background of a 999 call screaming, “Oh my God, oh my God, we’re going to die.”
Justice Griffith-Williams said at sentencing: “For those who had to hear the evidence of the 999 calls, the horror of those moments in the flat upstairs as Lee-Anna and Liam faced the awful inevitability of their imminent deaths will be forever etched on their memories. Understandably the knowledge of the manner of their deaths has added to the overwhelming grief of their families, all the more to those who rushed to the house in the hope they could help…”
Lee-Anna, Liam and Charlie perished in the fire (Dailymail)
Liam and his 15 months old son, Charlie, were pulled from the fire. Charlie was pronounced dead at the scene. Lee-Anna, her nephew Bailey, 4, and niece, Skye, 2, were found deceased inside a bedroom in the flat, crouching together in the last moments of life. Despite being badly burned, Liam managed to tell police that, before the fire, he had heard Melanie shouting through the mail slot, “I’m going to burn your house down.” Liam later succumbed to his injuries and died at the hospital.
Bailey and Skye perished in fire (Dailymail)
Melanie was arrested on the scene, and has shown no remorse for her actions but tries to portray herself as the victim. During the trial, Melanie refuted the 21 witnesses who spoke against her by saying they were in a conspiracy with a woman who was having a fling with her boyfriend Steven. The jury found Melanie guilty of threatening to start a fire and murder.
The court heard victim impact statement from Jonty Lewis, 29, the mother of Skye and Bailey, who said her heart was ‘torn apart’ by their deaths, “When I wake up in the morning, that first minute is beautiful…In those 60 seconds I feel no pain and I’m just listening for the laughter and footsteps running across the landing in the hope that my bedroom door will fly open and they will come bouncing in, jump onto the bed so that I can smother them in kisses. It is then that reality sets in. My heart is wrenched and the heavy empty feeling engulfs me.”
On May 7, 2013 she was convicted then sentenced to life in prison, to serve a minimum of 30 years.
Melanie Smith going to jail where she belongs (Murderpedia)
Lee-Anna’s father Peter says, “It’s going to be very hard to fill the space that has been left in our hearts and in our lives.”
BBC News, “Prestatyn Fire Deaths: Melanie Smith guilty of murder”, April 30, 2013: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-22294592
“Jailed for 30 years, mum who burned neighbours to death because they left pushchair in the hallway: Chilling pictures show remains of the flat where five people died,”, Lizz Hull, May 8 2012Mail Online: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2321273/Prestatyn-Jailed-30-years-Melanie-Smith-burned-neighbours-death-left-pushchair-hallway-Chilling-pictures-remains-flat-people-died.html
The Burned Out Flat and Memorial Balloon (Murderpedia)