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 CHRISTOPHER HALIWELL

 


Name:

 

AKA:

 

D.O.B:

1964
Kill Total: 2 + ?

Kill date:

2007 & March 2011

Kill Place:

 

Status:

Divorced

Occupation:

Taxi Driver
Victim: Becky Gooden,   Sian O'Callaghan

D.O.B:

Becky - 1990.     Sian - 1988

 


Court:

 
Case No:  

Judge:

Mrs Justice Cox

Prosecution:

 

Defence:

 

2nd Trial.

Court:

Bristol Crown Court
Case No:  

Judge:

Sir John Griffith Williams

Prosecution:

Nicholas Haggan QC

Defence:

 

 

 

 

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FACTFILE

 

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.

 

March 2011, Haliwell abducted Sian O'Callaghan after picking her up in his taxi at a nightclub in Swindon.

 

 

31st May 2012, Haliwell appeared at a hearing where he pleaded not guilty to the murder of Sian O'Callaghan.

 

 

October 2012, Haliwell Jailed for 25-years for the murder of Miss O'Callaghan.

 

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.

 

Monday 19th September 2016, Haliwell laughed as a guilty verdict was given 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 >>

 

 

Police believe Haliwell may have been involved in other murders.

 

 

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