Facebook R&B crooner Mario has been relatively quiet on the music front for…
- Posted on Dec 10th 2009 5:53AM by Julian Marszalek
Furthermore, the campaign had achieved its aims and raised the necessary amount for MacColl's mother to meet her legal fees. Two charities in South America will now benefit from the remaining funds.
The singer was killed in 2000 when she was hit by a speedboat whilst on vacation in Cozumel, Mexico. The accident was witnessed by MacColl's two sons. The speedboat's deckhand, Juan Jose Cem Yam was found guilty of culpable homicide and was fined £61 as well as having to pay £1,450 damages to MacColl's sons.
Justice for Kirsty forced the Mexican authorities to re-open the case in 2004 and with their objectives achieved, the campaign has said that it has nothing to fight for. In a statement, Justice for Kirsty said: "We are not able to bring any more pressure on the Mexicans than we have achieved already,"
MacColl scored hits with 'There's A Guy Works Down The Chip Shop Swears He's Elvis' and 'Days' as well as collaborating with artists such as Happy Mondays, Billy Bragg and the Pogues.