is the son of a British army officer who was serving in
was born and raised in Germany.
Chivers met Sabine Rappold, she soon became his
he strangled Sabine Rappold with a rope, he then buried
her body in a shallow grave in woodland and went on the run. He was
caught and arrested 3 months later.
Chivers was given a life sentence in Stuttgart.
Chivers served 15 years in prison in Germany, on his
release he was deported to the UK. Within weeks he had
met Maria Stubbings.
Chivers attacked his girlfriend Maria Stubbings and was
given 4 months in jail for battery.
December 2008, Maria complained to police that
Chivers had broken into her house.
December 2008, Ms. Stubbings stated that she had
decided not to proceed with charges against Chivers.
December 2008, police called at the home of Maria
Stubbings, Chivers answered the door, saying she had
December 2008, Police again visited, this time they
entered the house.
The body of
Maria Stubbings was found hidden under a pile of clothes
in the downstairs bathroom. She had been strangled with
a dog lead.
March 2009, Chivers appears at Chelmsford Crown
Court, he is charged with murdering Maria Stubbings in
December 2008. He denies murder.
October 2009, Trial starts at Chelmsford Crown
Court. Chivers changed his plea to guilty of murdering
December 2009, Chivers sentenced at Chelmsford Crown
court. He was given a 'Whole Life' jail term, meaning he
will never be released.
was given a 'Whole Life'; sentence. and is on the Home
Office list of prisoners never to be released. See list