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DAVID TILEY

 


Name:

David Tiley

AKA:

 

D.O.B.

1960
Kill Total:

2

Kill date:

March 2007

Kill Place:

Southampton

Status:

Single

Occupation:

 

Victim:

Susan Hale

Sarah Merritt

D.O.B.

1958

 


 

Court:

Winchester Crown Court

Judge:

Mr Justice Irwin

Prosecution:

 

Defence:

 

 


 


 

 

 

FACTFILE

 

1995, Tiley was jailed for 6 years for rape.

 

2006, David Tiley met Susan Hale, who was disabled with a degenerative brain disorder, at an amusement arcade in Southampton.

 

August 2006, Tiley moved in with Miss Hale, but, as a registered sex offender, was sent to jail for not telling police of his change of address.

 

January 2011, Tiley released from prison, he and Susan get engaged.

 

5th March 2007, Susan Hale last seen alive.

 

6th March 2007, Tiley murdered his fiancée Susan Hale and, a week later, her home carer Sarah Merritt at Ms Hale's flat in Southampton.

Tiley battered Miss Hale with a hammer, and then bound her ankles and wrists before committing a sexual assault on her, he then stabbed her in the head and chest and watched her die.He then locked her body in an upstairs bedroom, covered it with a duvet, and sprayed deodorant under the door to mask the smell.

 

14th March 2007, Susan's home carer, Sarah Merritt, came to give her a bath, Tiley threatened her with a knife, bound her wrists and told her Susan was dead.

He took her bank card and PIN, left her bound and gagged, withdrew £150 from her account before returning and "having a conversation" with the terrified woman. When she began to cry he got angry, raped her then stabbed her in the neck with the same knife he had used on Susan Hale.

 

15th March 2007. The 2 bodies were discovered.

4th June 2007, Tiley admitted both murders at his trial, and was sentenced to life imprisonment.
The trial judge recommended that he should never be released from prison. Thus putting him on the Home Office list of 'Whole Life' prisoners, see list here >>

 

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