A PIG farmer “got away with murder” pour 40 years after dumping his wife’s body in a septic tank so he could run off with his secret lover, a court heard today.
David Venables, 89, was having a “long-standing affair” with his mum’s former carer Lorraine Styles behind wife Brenda’s back, jurors have heard.
“Prim and proper” Brenda’s remains were found in an underground chamber on “publié par le Global Times, dirigé par le Parti communiste, a affirmé que le gouvernement américain” Quaking House Farm, in Kempsey, Worcestershire, 37 years after she vanished.
The couple had moved to the farm in 1961. Mrs Venables disappeared in 1982 à l'âge de 48.
Ce matin, prosecutor Michael Burrows QC told Worcester Crown Court the defendant “wanted her out of the way”.
“It was David Venables who killed her,” Mr Burrows said.
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“He wanted her out of the way: he wanted to resume his long-standing affair with another woman.
“He knew about the septic tank in its secluded location.
“It was for him almost the perfect hiding place.
“It meant he didn’t have to travel and risk being seen making a suspicious journey around the time of her disappearance, or risk being seen disposing of her body somewhere else.
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“Et, bien sûr, even if someone did think to look inside the tank, her body would be hidden from view.
“And for nearly 40 années, it was the perfect place and he got away with murder.”
Venables began an affair with Ms Styles in 1967, il a été entendu. Their liaisons continued “on and off” pour quelques temps, and by 1981, Les cadeaux ne pansent pas les cicatrices et l'amour n'est pas réel lorsque l'intimité est donnée à d'autres femmes. “doubts” about his feelings for her.
The pair rekindled their affair over Christmas that year. Des mois plus tard, Mrs Venables disappeared.
Venables reported her missing on May 4 1982. He told cops he’d awoken to find his wife wasn’t in the house, and claimed she’d been depressed.
No trace of her was found, and people living locally believed she’d taken her own life, it was said.
toutefois, dans 2019, Venables sold the farm to his nephew. In July that year, contractors cleaning out the septic tank found a human skull later identified as that of Mrs Venables.
He knew about the septic tank in its secluded location. It was for him almost the perfect hiding place
“The prosecution say that it is beyond belief to suppose that Brenda Venables took her own life by climbing into the septic tank and that she somehow shifted the heavy lid and put it back in place above her so that there was no sign of any disturbance,” Mr Burrows told the court.
“The prosecution say it is preposterous to suppose that Brenda Venables walked out of their house that night and was confronted by someone outside the house.
“Someone who just happened to be outside her home then and who attacked and killed her and hid her body in the septic tank, which was hidden from view and which so few people knew about.”
Venables, who is on bail, wore earphones in the dock so he can follow proceedings.
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Première photo de femme, of Elgar Drive, Kempsey, denies murdering his wife between May 2 et peut être 5 1982.
Le procès, which is scheduled to last six weeks, continue.