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Aged 20, Haliwell was serving a
prison term for raiding stately homes and stealing antiques.
He asked his cellmate; 'how many people do you have to kill
to become a serial killer?', and, 'have you ever thought
about strangling your girlfriend?'. This came to light
during the police investigation into the two murders.
prostitute Becky Gooden took Haliwell as a client, he got
jealous of her having sex with other men and became
possessive. He strangled her. He then dumped her body in a
hedge near to Eastleach in Gloucestershire, returning days
later to bury her naked body in a shallow grave, where she
lay undiscovered for eight years.
March 2011, Haliwell
abducted Sian O'Callaghan after picking her up in his taxi
at a nightclub in Swindon.
31st May 2012, Haliwell
appeared at a hearing where he pleaded not guilty to the
murder of Sian O'Callaghan.
October 2012, Haliwell
Jailed for 25-years for the murder of Miss O'Callaghan.
Monday 19th September 2016,
Haliwell laughed as a guilty verdict was given for the
murder of Becky Gooden.
Friday 23rd September 2016,
At sentencing, Judge Sir John Griffith Williams ordered that
Haliwell was sentenced to life, handing him a Whole Life
Tariff, meaning he will never be released. For a list of
thse on Whole Life Tariff, click here >>
Police believe Haliwell may have
been involved in other murders.