Saturday 20th September 2008. Police were
called to the Wigan Royal Infirmary shortly after
12.10pm when Helen Lucas aged 45, had been brought into
the hospital from her home on Park Road, Golborne.
A post mortem examination revealed that she died from
trauma to her head and neck.
It is believed Lucas
attacked Helen in the early hours of the morning,
leaving her for dead and only bothering to call for help
hours later. By then it was too late.
Monday 27th April 2009,At
Liverpool crown court, Lee Lucas was jailed for a
minimum term of 16 years, after admitting to battering
Helen and Lee had been
dating for about 14 months. The couple weren't married
but Helen had changed her name.
Both worked as prison officers at Risley Prison, near