Griffiths' criminal history included a 3 year sentence,
when he was aged 17, for an unprovoked knife attack on a
was diagnosed as a "schizoid psychopath" and the
following year received a 2 year prison sentence for
holding a knife to the throat of a girl.
2009, Griffiths was admitted to the University of
Bradford to write a Ph.D. in homicide studies.
2009, Ms. Rushworth disappeared.
April 2010, Ms Armitage Last seen.
May 2010, Suzanne Blamires last seen
May 2010, The caretaker at Griffiths’ block of flats
was checking through CCTV footage from the weekend
A woman could
be seen running from Griffiths’ flat, screaming. Moments
later, he was chasing her, before going out of shot.
Knocking her unconscious, Griffiths dragged her back in
front of the camera, before firing a bolt through her
May 2010, Up to 20 armed police attend the
third floor flat in Holmfield Court, Thornton Road, just
outside Bradford city centre, occupied by Stephen
25th May 2010, The dismembered body of missing
prostitute Suzanne Blamires was found in the river Aire
27th May 2010, After being given extra time to
question Griffiths, police approached the CPS, who
agreed there was enough evidence to charge Griffiths
with three murders.
head of the Complex Casework Unit with the CPS in West
Yorkshire, made the statement outside Trafalgar House
police station in Nelson Street, Bradford, at 5.40pm
May 2010, Griffiths appeared before magistrates in
Bradford, when asked to give his name he said "The
Crossbow Cannibal". Asked for his address he replied "urmmm...
here l guess".
Mrs Susan Bouch remanded Griffiths in custody to appear
at Bradford Crown Court Friday afternoon.
May 2010,, 2:15pm.
Griffiths appeared at Bradford Crown Court, flanked by 4
security guards. He was asked "Are you Stephen Sean
Griffiths", he replied "yes". This was the only time he
spoke in the 8 minute hearing.
remanded in custody to appear via video link on 7th
Crown court, Griffiths admitted murdering Ms Blamires
between 20th May and 25th May; murdering Ms Rushworth
between 22nd June, 2009, and 25th May 2010, and
murdering Ms Armitage between 25th April and 25th May
Robert Smith QC, told the court, Griffiths told
police Ms Blamires - who he knew as "Amber" - was
He added that the
student told officers he had "eaten some of her",
further adding "that's part of the magic".
The court was also told Griffiths possessed "disturbing
video recordings and images", and that there was
that Ms Armitage and Ms Rushworth had bled in his flat.
21st December 2010, Griffiths found guilty the
judge saying he will spend the rest of his life in
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