Saturday 22 July 2017

Teacher killed wife, packed her in suitcase and met lover – court

Dave Higgens

A teacher killed his partner in a "protracted and brutal attack" before putting her body in a suitcase and then going to pick up his lover, a jury heard today.

Andrew Lindo, 28, was an "inveterate and accomplished liar" who was leading a double life when he killed Marie Stewart, 30, at their home in Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, prosecutors told Bradford Crown Court.



Her body was not found for another two months.



Lindo has admitted manslaughter but denies murdering her on December 18 last year.



The court heard how Lindo will claim he was forced to kill Miss Stewart to protect their young daughter because she was mistreating her.



But Michelle Colborne QC, prosecuting, told the jury there was no mistreatment.



Lindo sat in the dock with a security officer as the trial began, wearing a suit and tie.



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