MARILYN MANSON Says He Is Not To Blame For Murder Of Scottish Teenager

MARILYN MANSON has dismissed a judge's suggestion that his work influenced the killer of 14-year-old Scottish schoolgirl Jodi Jones.

Luke Mitchell was sentenced on Friday to a minimum of 20 years in prison for the murder of his girlfriend Jodi in June 2003 at Dalkeith, Midlothian.

Judge Lord Nimmo Smith said his Manson fascination could have been a factor.

Manson — speaking exclusively to the Sunday Mail in Mexico after his first concert since Mitchell's trial — said, "I have heard of the case but I do not want to give it much publicity.

"What I do know is that it is all about the education that parents give their children and the influences they receive, not putting the blame elsewhere."

He said: 'You can find inspiration for man's behaviour wherever you look.

"I think people have to take responsibility for their own actions.

"I don't think I have ever tried to create things to encourage people to hurt others, or themselves.

"These kids are getting out everything that they can't get out the rest of the week — the rest of the year. That's a catharsis for them, that's what rock 'n' roll's supposed to be." Read more.


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