Roger Green was the 4th
born of 12 children, he was run over by a train and
decapitated, close to Ealing station in London, whilst going
to a football match in Reading in 1965..
Malcolm Green was the 5th
born, and was probably deeply affected by the death of
Various news reports over the
year have stated that Malcolm was 12-years-old at the time
of his brothers death, this is incorrect, he was actuality
20 years old when his brother died in 1965. He also did not
witness the incident as he was in Cardiff where the family
As an adult Green got a job in a
slaughter house, before leaving to work in the docks in
Cardiff as a crane driver. He got married at age 21, and at
the time of the first murder, his wife was in a local
hospital after suffering a miscarriage.
After leaving a nightclub, and after
bumping into a woman,, Green brutally Attacked
41-year-old prostitute Glenys Johnson on waste ground
near the docks in Cardiff.
Green slashed her throat with a broken
bottle, then called the police saying "Have you
found the body yet? There will be four more. This is the
Those calls were then traced to the British
Steel Corporation’s East Moors works where Green worked.
He had gone to the docks where he worked to
shower, and change and wash his bloodstained clothes.
Glenys Johnson's half-clothed body was
subsequently found hidden face down, under a car on some
waste ground off of Wharf Street in Cardiff near the
docks, Green had slashed her throat, causing a 5in
wound and then had proceeded to cut other parts of her
body. She had been cut up with a jagged bit of broken
glass, hr throat was so badly slashed the head had
nearly been decapitated.
When arrested, Green immediately confessed before later
retracting his statement, calling police “barefaced
In his confession, he told detectives: “I don’t know
how I done it. All I had was a comb and a shilling. The
next thing I knew I was walking home smothered in blood.
I know I did it.”
Only months earlier, he had told his wife he wondered
what it was like to kill somebody.
When the police went to Malcolm Green's
flat on the Coed-Y-Gores Estate in Llanederyn, where he
lived with his wife, they found a dummy In the corner of
a room made out of rolled up carpet and dressed in a
shirt and coat, with a knife embedded in it's chest and
with a red substance staining the area of the stab
5th November 1971, Green
was jailed for
life at Cardiff Assizes, with a minimum 25 years prison
term, for the murder of
41-year-old prostitute Glenys Johnson,
October 1989, Green was released from
Leyhill open prison ner Bristol, after serving 18 years of his 25 year sentence.
Psychiatrist clannish he was safe for release.
On release he moved to Bristol, and made
friends with a young New Zealand tourist, Clive Tully.
11th March 1990,
Tully, originally from New Zealand was touring the
world, and stopping off in parts to find work to fund
his travels. Tully had recently been on holiday in Spain
and Portugal, and turned up at Green's house with no
19th March 1990, Green attacked
friend Clive with a hammer, and dismembered his
body. Green cut up the body in quite precise bits, then leaving bits of body in bags scattered along rural
roads in South Wales. The killing became know as "The
Body In The Bags killings".
22nd March 1990 Two
holdalls were spotted in a lay-by by on the A467 near
Rogerstone, Newport, by a school teacher, leading police
to search them. Inside was found the dismembered upper
arms, legs and torso of a person, all body parts had
been individually wrapped in plastic and then sealed
26th March 1990, Four
days later, a young farmer some 15 miles away at St
Brides, Wentloog, found what looked like a
"football-shaped object" wrapped in a red plastic bag.
When he put his hand inside it, he felt something that
"appeared to be a nose".
Close by was was a white plastic bag
containing two “neatly amputated” hands.
The remains were only identified after a newspaper
graphic artist produced a computer-enhanced photograph
of the victim.
Police then discovered the actual murder scene when they
went to Mr Tully’s flat and found blood stains on the
stairs and under the bed. Green's fingerprints were
found in the blood.,
Green had left a trail of forensic
evidence, including leaving his fingerprints on the bags
containing the body-parts.
30th March 1990, Green
was arrested while at his new girlfriends house in the
Fishponds area of Bristol at 11:25pm. He confirmed he
knew Mr Tully but denied any involvement in the death.
October / November 1991, At Bristol
Crown Court, After a 7-day trial the jury reached
a unanimous verdict of guilty. Green was sentenced to life
imprisonment. As he was taken down, Green shouted at the
jury "You are wrong".
The Home Secretary added Green to the list
of prisoners on a 'Whole life Tariff' see list