Thursday 19th February 2015,
16-year-old Becky Watts was staying with a friend overnight,
she returned home the next morning,. but went straight out
again, not telling anyone where she was going, her family
later reporting this was very out of character.
Friday 20th February,
Becky's family report her missing to police. The family were
interviewed, her father, step-mother Anjie Galsworthy, and
her step-brother Nathan Matthews along with his girlfriend,
Shauna Hoare. It later become apparent, that although
Matthews and Hoare had attempted to divert the ploice by
saying they had not seen Becky that day, they were in fact
lying and had been in the house at the time of the
Matthews and Hoare attacked
Becky in her bedroom, then putting her body in their car,
and staying at the family home a few hours.
Later that day they drove to the
Barton Hill's area where they shared a house, once there
they dismembered the body using knives and a circular saw,
putting pieces into small bags, and arranging storage at a
28th February 2015,
Police announced they had arrested two people on suspicion
2nd March 2015, Matthews
and Hoare are re-arrested, this time charged with murder.
3td March 2015, Police
announce that a dismembered body discovered in the Barton
Hill's area of Bristol, five further people were initially
4th March 2015, Beck's
step-brother Nathan Matthews is formally charged with her
6th March 2015, four
further people were charged with assisting an offender, and
attempting to pervert the course of justice.
22nd June 2015,
21-year-old, Shauna Hoare who was originally charged with
assisting an offender is now charged with murder.
Tuesday 6th October 2015,
Trial starts at Bristol Crown Court. Matthews admitted
killing Becky but claimed it was manslaughter as he had only
attempted to frighten her.
Hoare claimed no knowledge of
the murder, supported by Matthews saying he acted alone.
But, the prosecution showed text messages between Hoare and
Matthews that proved they had been reading websites about
how to dismember a body.
11th November 2015, after
three and a half hours the jury found Matthews guilty of
murder and Hoare guilty of manslaughter.
13th November 2015,
Matthews was sentenced to 33-years life sentence. Shauna
Hoare given 17-years for her part in the murder.
23rd June 2016, Both
Matthews and Hoare appeal against their conviction,
this was refused by the court of appeal which said "no
reasonable argument that the convictions are unsafe or that
the sentences were wrong in principle or manifestly
Friday 30th December 2016,
Matthews attacked at High Security Long Lartin prison by
Royston Jackson, who poured boiling butter over his head