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David Burgess

 


Name:

David Burgess

AKA:

 

D.O.B.

1947
Kill Total:

3

Kill date:

1966 & 1967

Kill Place:

Beenham, Berkshire

Status:

 

Occupation:

 

Victim:

Jeanette Wigmore - 9 Jacqueline Williams - 9

Yolande Waddington - 17

 


 

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Judge:

 

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Court:

Reading Crown Court (T20117463)

Judge:

Mr Justice Nicol

Prosecution:

John Price QC

Defence:

Joel Bennathan QC

 

FACTFILE

 

Friday 28th October 1966, Last seen alive in the six Bells pub, she had only been in Beenham 2 days, after taking a job as a nanny in the town.

 

Sunday 30th October 1966, Yolande's body was discovered in a ditch beside a farmer's barn.

 

1967, Burgess murdered 9 year old girls, Jeanette Wigmore & Jacqueline Williams.

 

1968, Burgess convicted of double murder, sentenced to life.

 

2011, police carrying out cold case reviews, using new advanced DNA techniques matched samples from the original crime scene, implicating Burgess in the murder of Yolande Waddington some 46 year previously.

 

Monday 18th June 2011, trial opens at Reading crown court, David Burgess charged with the murder of Yolande Waddington in October 1966.

He denies murder, but early prosecution evidence confirms he twice confessed to the murder while in prison for the murder of the two 9 year old girls. He apparently confessed to 3 prison guards in 1968 while in Durham prison.

 

Friday 20th July 2012, Burgess, now aged 65, found guilty of murder by a majority verdict of 11 to 1.

 

Monday 23rd July 2012, at Reading Crown court Burgess is given a life sentence with a minimum term of 27 years.

 

 

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