A ‘strange’ woman who murdered her parents and buried them in their own backgarden, with the help of her husband, showed ‘no remorse’ for her crimes.
Susan Edwards, 56, and her 57-year-old husband Christopher were today found guilty of killing 63-year-old Patricia Wycherley and her husband William, 85, in 1998.
Det Ch Insp Rob Griffin said the couple were motivated by greed and spent their way through £245,705 of cash emptied from the dead parents’ bank accounts.
‘It was as if he was describing moving a piece of furniture rather than the dead bodies of his in-laws,’ the detective said, recounting how Mr Edwards had described moving the Wycherleys’ bodies 15 years ago.
‘But I don’t think either has showed a shred of remorse.’
Police were first alerted to the crime after Mr Edwards’ stepmother called police telling them he had phoned to confess.
Mr Griffin described the stepmother’s story as’ almost unbelievable’ but police immediately searched the garden of the home at Blenheim Close, Mansfield, and found two bodies buried about a metre underground.
The defendants, who were arrested last October, admitted obstructing the coroner in the execution of his duty and the theft of a Halifax credit balance.
Susan Edwards also admitted her mother’s manslaughter but both denied murder.
They will be sentence on June 23 and are facing life in jail.
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20 June 2014 | 12:17 pm – Source: metro.co.uk