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Ditch Killer Dennehy Took Selfie Before Attacks
A picture triple killer Joanna Dennehy took of herself just moments before she stabbed two dog walkers in Hereford has been shown during the trial of her two alleged accomplices.
The selfie shows the 31-year-old grinning and sticking out her tongue in the back of a Vauxhall Astra allegedly being driven by defendant Gary 'Stretch' Richards.
Mark Lloyd, who was in the car with Dennehy and Richards, told Cambridge Crown Court he had witnessed the first attack on Robin Bereza.
"I thought she was going to mug him but then it twigged on me," he said. "I thought 'You just want blood'."
Dennehy went on to repeatedly stab second victim, John Rogers, on a separate Hereford street. Both men survived the attacks with serious injuries.
Mr Lloyd told the court Dennehy then climbed back into the vehicle carrying the victim's whippet, which she described as her "only friend".
"Afterwards, Gary drove off very, very calmly. It was as if they'd just stopped for McDonald's," he told the court.
He added Dennehy had earlier made it clear she wanted to find "a man with a dog".
Jurors were also shown CCTV footage of Dennehy taken in Green Lane Stores, Hereford, moments before the April 2 attacks.
In it Dennehy is seen laughing and joking with Mr Lloyd, who said he had considered telling the shop assistant to call the police and raise the alarm about her plans to carry on the killing spree.
"I wanted to say something but there wasn't the time," he said.
At the time of the attack, Dennehy, 31, had already killed three other men, dumping their bodies in ditches near Peterborough, Cambridgeshire.
She has admitted to murdering Lukasz Slaboszewski, 31, John Chapman, 56, and Kevin Lee, 48, whose bodies were discovered in March and April last year.
She has also admitted the attempted murder of Mr Bereza, 64, and Mr Rogers, 56, and preventing the lawful and decent burial of all three murder victims.
Her alleged accomplices, Richards, 47, and Leslie Layton, 36, are charged with helping Dennehy dispose of the bodies and covering up her crime.
As he was cross-examined by Richards' counsel, Karim Khalil QC, Mr Lloyd said fear had motivated him to join Dennehy and Richards in their journey to Hereford.
He said: "If she had told me to put my head through the windscreen, I would have done."
Describing the moment he discovered police were searching for the pair, he said: "I thought it was Gary who done the murders because he's 7ft 2in and looks like Herman off The Munsters.
"She looks like butter wouldn't melt until she opens her bloody mouth."
The jury had already been shown a series of photographs taken hours before Dennehy carried out the final attacks.
One shows her sticking out her tongue while posing with a large jagged knife. She has handcuffs attached to her belt.
Another shows her lifting up her top to reveal a red bra and scars on her stomach, reportedly inflicted through self harm. Pictures of Richards copying her pose were also shown to the court.
Richards denies three charges of preventing the lawful burial of three men and two counts of attempted murder.
Layton denies perverting the course of justice and two counts of preventing the lawful burial of the bodies of Mr Chapman and Mr Lee.
A third man, Robert Moore, 55, is awaiting sentence after admitting to assisting an offender.
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