Monika Szmecht

Monika Szmecht (21)  Monika Szmecht (11 June 2007)

21 year old waitress Monika Szmecht was stabbed, set alight, and stabbed again by jealous ex-boyfriend Anthony Clarke (27). Before succumbing to her fatal injuries, Ms Szmecht managed to crawl 150 yards to a nearby cottage and name her attacker. Two other men were involved in Ms Szmecht’s kidnap and murder, both pled to lesser charges as the trial began. Clarke’s best friend, Philip Savin (29), helped to abduct Ms Szmecht, and along with Clarke’s uncle, David Clarke (46), both obstructed the murder investigation and disposed of evidence, both receiving very light sentences for their involvement (particularly Savin, who was on the run for a £26,000 theft from a lorry. Anthony Clarke has been jailed for a minimum 25 years. Clarke’s jealousy was completely unfounded.

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Tracey Grinhaff

Tracey Grinhaff (42)  Tracey Grinhaff (02 May 2008 )

Mother of two daughters (ages 14 and 4) Tracey Grinhaff (42) was murdered by her husband, Gary Grinhaff who died shortly afterwards of self-inflicted injuries. Mrs Grinhaff was in the process of separating from her husband.

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Alison Lumsden

Alison Lumsden (53)  Alison Lumsden (16 Mar 2005)

Alison Lumsden (53) was stabbed over 30 times in her home by her husband, Christopher Lumsden (52).  Only five days before she was murdered, she told Lumsden she wished to end the marriage. Lumsden denied murder, but pled guilty to manslaughter and was sentenced to five years. He is now out of jail, serving half the sentence including time spent awaiting trial. Lumsden was a managing partner at international law firm Pinsent Masons, but has since been disbarred. Alison Lumsden leaves behind two children, Thomas (20) and Kate (17).

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