‘Bonfire murder’ woman denies killing ex-boyfriend and burning his body

‘Bonfire murder’ woman denies killing ex-boyfriend and burning his body

February 10, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

A horse trainer on trial for murdering her ex-boyfriend sobbed in court as she told a jury how she discovered his charred head in a bonfire. Kirsti Windsor, 38, is accused of killing David Langdon, 40, and trying to destroy the evidence by burning his body on a bonfire. She allegedly tried to incinerate his…

Jo Yeates’ landlord claims she left her flat with two mysterious people on the night she disappeared

December 29, 2010 | by | 9 Comments

Detectives are investigating claims that murdered Jo Yeates was seen leaving her flat with two mysterious people on the night she vanished, it emerged today. The landlord of the mansion house she lived in has told detectives he saw three people – one of whom he believes was Jo – leaving her property. Chris Jefferies,…

Double axe murder suspect had 14-year IVF battle

Double axe murder suspect had 14-year IVF battle

December 15, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

The man suspected of a double axe murder of a mother and son had a 14-year, £4,500 IVF battle to conceive a child, it was revealed yesterday. Michael Kelly, 45, was arrested by armed police on Monday over the deaths of Sally Cox, 43, and her son Martin Faulkner, 21. Ms Cox’s two daughters, Katie,…

Prankster sets up fake Twitter page for honeymoon murder suspect Shrien Dewani

Prankster sets up fake Twitter page for honeymoon murder suspect Shrien Dewani

December 14, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Honeymoon murder suspect Shrien Dewani was targetted by an internet prankster yesterday – who posted sick jokes about his tragic wife Anni’s death on TWITTER. The trickster created a fake profile on the 140-character microblogging site with the user name ‘ShrienDewani’, which is illustrated with a photograph of the businessman. In a series of sarcastic…

Suspected axe murderer’s bizarre Facebook post

Suspected axe murderer’s bizarre Facebook post

December 14, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A suspected killer left a bizarre Facebook post hours after a mother and son were found brutally murdered at their home. Sally Cox, 43, and her son Martin Faulkner, 22, were found at their end of terrace home early yesterday morning following the horrific axe attack. Mrs Cox’s 19-year-old daughter Amy was also injured and…

Inquiry launched after man murdered mum-of-three with cattle stun gun

November 18, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A inquiry was launched today after police and mental health workers failed to detain a stalker who murdered a mum-of-three with a brutal cattle stun gun. Crazed John McFarlane, 41, smashed his way into Mary Griffiths’ home with an axe and dragged her from her bed in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, in May last year….

Husband of murdered honeymooner begged robbers to spare wife

Husband of murdered honeymooner begged robbers to spare wife

November 16, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

The husband of murdered bride Anni Dewani begged robbers to take his wedding ring to spare his wife – moments before she was shot dead, his brother revealed today. Multi-millionaire Shrien Dewani, 30, offered the car-jackers everything the newlyweds had – including their engagement and wedding rings, jewellery, cash and mobile phones during the incident…

Tributes paid to tragic newlywed killed on South African honeymoon

Tributes paid to tragic newlywed killed on South African honeymoon

November 15, 2010 | by | 3 Comments

Hundreds of tributes have been paid to Anni Dewani, who was murdered by kidnappers on her honeymoon in South Africa. Anni and her husband Shrien, who had been married for two weeks, were kidnapped at gunpoint near Cape Town on Saturday. While the kidnappers released Shrien unharmed, Anni was found dead the next day with…

Police fail to spot man had been murdered until undertakers find knife in back

October 11, 2010 | by | 7 Comments

A coroner criticised bungling police after they failed to spot a man had been murdered — until UNDERTAKERS discovered a knife sticking out of his back, an inquest has heard. Antoine Denis, 66, was found slumped on his back in the bedroom of his flat in Chatham, Kent, in January this year. Detectives at the…

Prison inmate charged with murder of serial paedophile

October 5, 2010 | by | 11 Comments

An inmate has been charged with the murder of a serial paedophile at the prison where they were both held, it emerged today. Robert Coello, 44, was allegedly stamped to death by Lee Foye, 27, in his prison cell at HMP Grendon in August. Former bus driver Coello, who was jailed for life in 2006…

Man killed recluse for £20 and mobile phone

September 16, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A man has been jailed for life for bludgeoning to death a ”shy and friendly” recluse model car collector – for £20 and his mobile phone. Evil Andrew Mealing, 26, befriended 62-year-old loner John Hughes when he moved into his block of flats in April last year. But two days later he carried out a…

Father and daughter died of stab wounds

September 13, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A post mortem into the deaths of a tragic father and daughter found dead at their home in Essex on Saturday today revealed they both died from stab wounds. Costas Pierides, 48 and daughter Margaret, 16, were discovered at their seven-bedroom £750,000 home in the village of Sible Hedingham, near Braintree, Essex. Costas was pronounced…

Husband is murder suspect following death of wife and friend

August 23, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A husband was under police guard in hospital as a murder suspect yesterday after his wife and a friend were found dead in a house fire. Neil Langmead was taken to hospital following a blaze which engulfed a house in Barnstaple, Devon, on Sunday (22/08) morning. Police and firefighters found the bodies of two women…

Road rage motorist ‘used car as weapon’ to kill cyclist

April 28, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A driver knocked over and killed a cyclist in a revenge attack after the man accidentally clipped his wing mirror, a court has heard. Sean Fitzgerald, 36, allegedly chased Paul Webb, 42, for 300 yards before he mounted the pavement and rammed him off his mountain bike. Warwick Crown Court heard Fitzgerald ”used his car…

Police to re-investigate death of Dame Shirley Bassey’s daughter Samantha

March 24, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Police are re-investigating the death of Dame Shirley Bassey’s daughter over claims that a convicted murderer admitted he was ”involved” in her mysterious death. Tragic Samantha Novak, 21, was found lying face-down in the River Avon near Bristol in 1985 and an inquest ruled that her death was a tragic accident. Officers are now investigating…

Police arrest murder suspect

March 20, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a fitness instructor who  went missing over two weeks ago, it has emerged. Donavan Van-Lill, 29, who is South African, failed to turn up for work on 3  March and has not been seen since. Concerned friends have organised night-time searches in his hometown of  Chippenham,…