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