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Kate Beagley



Kill Total: 1 Kill place: Richmond
Kill date: Victim(s): Kate Beagley.
Date of Birth: 1980 Marital Status: Single
AKA: Occupation: Fitness instructor


Taylor and Ms. Beagley were on a "First date", they had driven in her car to a local beauty spot in Richmond, overlooking the Thames. He produced a knife telling her he was to steal her car, an argument erupted, and he attacked her with the knife, stabbing her in the throat and a further 30 times. He then stripped her, washed the body in mineral water, and then put her in the boot of her own car, a VW Golf.

Miss Beagley's naked body was found four days later dumped in Oxhey Wood.

Taylor had thrown her clothes and belongings out of the car window along the M1 motorway.

He was later to show off his new car to friends.

Taylor told the court that Kate committed suicide using a knife he dropped.

5 March 2008 Taylor was jailed for life with a minimum of 30 years at the Old Bailey for killing Kate Beagley.