Saturday 18th December 2010, Lindo
strangled Marie Stewart in the upstairs bedroom of the house they
shared with their two children. He then placed her in a suitcase and
attempted to carry the case downstairs, but he heard noises coming from
the case, so he hit the case with a chair. Ms Stewart came round, so he
opened the case and strangled her again, this time with a belt,
rendering her unconscious. He then took the case to the garage, when
she came round this time he cut her throat. He placed the case at the
back of the garage and covered it in carpet.
then got the children in the car and drove to Barnsley to collect his
lover, Angela Rylance.
the following weeks he used Marie’s mobile to send text messages
to family and friends, saying she had run off with another man, and was
very happy. He even updated her Fascebook status saying she had moved
to another country with a new man.
became concerned over the Christmas holiday and their son’s first
birthday when she made no contact, the police were called.
this time Miss Rylance moved in, Lindo saying he wanted to get married, all this
time Marie’s body lay in the garage.
13th February 2011, After
calls from friends and family, police search the house, the body of
Marie Stewart is found in a suitcase in the garage of the family home.
trial starts at Bradford Crown court, Lindo
admits manslaughter, but denies murder. He claims he lost control after
an argument when he accused Miss Stewart of badly treating their young
15th September 2011,
On the closing of the prosecution case the jury were told that Lindo will not give evidence, and not take the
her closing speech, prosecutor Michelle Colborne QC said Mr Lindo "was and is capable of practising
trial judge, Mr Justice Smith, asked the defence barrister if his
client had been advised that the jury "may draw such inference as
barrister replied: "We have advised him verbally and in writing."
21st September 2011,
Lindo is jailed for
life. Mr Justice Andrew Smith told Lindo
he will serve a life sentence and spend a minimum of 22 years in prison
for the 'cruel and sustained' attack on his fiancée, Miss Marie
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