Aged 20, Haliwell was serving a
prison term for raiding stately homes and stealing antiques.
He asked his cellmate; 'how many people do you have to kill
to become a serial killer?', and, 'have you ever thought
about strangling your girlfriend?'. This came to light
during the police investigation into the two murders.
March 2007, 20-year-old
prostitute Becky Gooden took Haliwell as a client, he got
jealous of her having sex with other men and became
possessive. He strangled her. He then dumped her body in a
hedge near to Eastleach in Gloucestershire, returning days
later to bury her naked body in a shallow grave, where she
lay undiscovered for eight years.
19th March 2011, Haliwell
abducted Sian O'Callaghan after picking her up in his taxi
at a nightclub in Swindon.
24th March 2011, After
police were able to track the movements of Sian via her
mobile phone movements, they appealed for anyone who had
seen a green Toyota Avensis Taxi.
That same day police swooped on
the taxi in an Asda car park. Initially they seized the car
and charged the owner with kidnapping, later the same day
Sian's body was found at Uffington, Oxfordshire.
26th March 2011,,
Haliwell is formally charged with Sian O'Callaghan's murder.
After showing police to where
Miss O'Callaghan's body was he confessed to the murder of
But, the police at the time disd
not caution him correctly under PACE (Police and criminal
evidence act), so he could not be charged with this
31st May 2012, Haliwell
appeared at a hearing where he pleaded not guilty to the
murder of Sian O'Callaghan.
19th October 2012, Haliwell
changed his plea to guilty, he was Jailed for 25-years for the murder of Miss O'Callaghan.
14th December 2012,
Haliwell appealed his sentence, this was rejected by the
June 2014, Police
forensic & search teams find boots belonging to miss
O'Callaghan in a remote pond, they also find many other
items of women clothing, leading them to concule that there
may be further victims of Haliwell.
31st march 2016, Haliwell
is charged with the murder of Becky Gooden.
Monday 19th September 2016,
At Bristol Crown Court, Haliwell laughed as a guilty verdict was given
by the jury for the
murder of Becky Gooden.
Friday 23rd September 2016,
At sentencing, Judge Sir John Griffith Williams ordered that
Haliwell was sentenced to life, handing him a Whole Life
Tariff, meaning he will never be released. For a list of
thse on Whole Life Tariff, click here >>
Monday 20th February 2017, Police believe Haliwell may have
been involved in other murders. And, due to new 'Intelligence'
have been digging up gardens at two locations in Swindon.