I like how you noted that he distanced himself from his statement - I'd not thought of this.
The Precise Time of: "6:15"
The reporter says:
"How do we know they were here at 6.15 .. well we have an eye witness. Ian Huntley here is a familiar figure. Evening Ian ... "
The very precise time of 6:15 which Huntley must have provided reminded me of this clip at 2:22 https://youtu.be/8E_dTHeeszA
At 1:22 - Huntley appears to show slight discomfort and contempt - as the reporter and Huntley appear to shake hands - just before the reporter says "Your the schools caretaker ..."
Grimace / wince of disgust at: 1:25:08 peaking at 1:25:31
Huntley leaks a slight grimace / wince of disgust with an eye block (eyes close) and with his mouth tightening (on camera side ) just after the reporter says:
"... the girls ... "
"Evening Ian ... your the schools caretaker, the girls, Jessica and Holly ... "
Overplaying deadpan face
I've watched the video a few too many times .. and I feel that Huntley is also overplaying his deadpan face whilst he listens to the reporter.
I feel this because Huntley's 'Yes' nods and back-channel gestures of recognition to the interviewers phrases and statements are very small and controlled as if Huntley is consciously trying to contained and minimise his movement.
Quick question to Science of People forum members:
I think - giving feedback nods and Yes's etc is termed 'back channelling' https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Backchannel_(linguistics) - is this the correct term to use in body language?
At 1:30 Huntley also - false starts - his reply to the interviewers question.
"The Girls .... I don't know the Girls"
Question to Science of People forum members:
Could the phrase "I don't know the Girls ... " be an example of a - qualifying statement?
And is another example of a qualifying statement President Bill Clinton saying; "... But I want to say one thing .. to the American people ... I want you to listen to me ... I'm go'na say this again." ( See video at 6:25 https://youtu.be/gV6yhEbEw9c )
Also, at 1:30 as Huntley first starts to answer the reporters question - he appears to shuffle his weight and he makes a slight gestural retreat.
I also noted that Huntley's central forehead is very contracted (anger or pain).
Also his erroneous content about grooming his dogs is also misdirection. And I believe I recall from the case that his dogs being in a mess was the reason he gave to explain why he so throughly cleaning the inside of his car. (But this extra info is not in this clip).
Then at 1:47 - the eye follow (to where Huntley is pointing), the pointing itself and Huntley's words do not seem together as one natural movement - especially when the pointing gesture ends - Huntley's arm remains pointing at the library direction but his head turns back towards the reporter.
Also, at 1:48 as Huntley turns back to look at the reporter his eyes look into the camera lens as if he is checking (fishing) for resonance .. or to see if his lie has been caught or believed. (I can only see this when slowing the video right down).
NB: (to myself) - Its far to easy to see things when you know a person has already been found guilty!