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 IAN STEWART

 


Name:

Ian Stewart

AKA:

 

D.O.B:

1961
Kill Total:

1

Kill date:

2016

Kill Place:

Royston, Hertfordshire

Status:

 

Occupation:

 
Victim: Helen Bailey

D.O.B:

1965

 


 

Court:

St Albans Crown
Case No:  

Judge:

 

Prosecution:

Stuart Trimmer QC

Defence:

 

 

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FACTFILE

 

Ian Stewart and Children's author Helen Bailey met through online dating after the death of her husband. A year later they brought a huge 1.5 million mansion in Royston, Hertfordshire, most of the money for the house coming from her.

They were planning a wedding, and sought legal advise to sort out their financial affairs in the event of the death of either of them. On her death, he would benefit to the sum of 1.8m in addition to the sum of the main Royston house and the second home in Broadstairs.

 

Stewart had been giving Ms Bailey sleeping pills form months, it was later discovered that she had typed "Why do I keep falling asleep" into Goggle.

Stewart suffocated Helen, and then killed the family dog, he then dumped both in the cesspit beneath the house.

At some point before reporting her missing, Stewart amended a monthly standing order from Ms Bailey's bank account into his own from 600 to 4,000. a month.

 

11th April 2016, Helen last seen in public, walking her dog Boris, a pedigree Dachshund.

 

15th April 2016,Ian Stewart reports his partner, Helen Bailey missing from their home in Royston Hertfordshire.

 

15th July 2016, The body of Helen Bailey, and the dog, are found in a septic tank under the garage.

 

 

Tuesday 10th January 2017, Trial begins at St Albans Crown Court.

As well as murder Ian Stewart also faced charges of fraud, preventing lawful burial and perverting the course of justice. Stewart denied all charges.


 

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