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NEWS OF THE WORLD Mom of Second Murdered Girl Hacked Sang Tan / AP Photo

Mom of Second Murdered Girl Hacked

Scotland Yard has revealed that they have found evidence that the News of the World targeted Sara Payne, the mother of 8-year-old Sarah who was abducted and murdered in July 2000. The Paynes' personal details were found in the notes of the tabloid's investigator and voicemail-hacking specialist Glenn Mulclaire, and are believed to be related to a cell phone then-editor Rebekah Brooks gave Payne to keep in touch with her supporters. The revelation is certain to revive speculation about Brooks' involvement in the phone-hacking scandal, which she has steadfastly denied. Payne's friends told the Guardian that she is "absolutely devastated and deeply disappointed" at the news.

July 28, 2011 11:52 AM