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  • 10 February 2014, 18:24

Ditch Killer: Guilty Verdicts In Trial

Two men have been found guilty of helping serial killer Joanna Dennehy, who murdered three people over 10 days.

Gary 'Stretch' Richards, 47, has been found guilty at Cambridge Crown Court of one count of attempted murder and three charges of preventing the lawful burial of three men.

Leslie Layton, 36, was found guilty of perverting the course of justice.

The jury is still considering one charge of attempted murder against Stretch and two counts of preventing a lawful burial against Layton.

Both men had denied all the charges against them.

In November last year Dennehy admitted murdering Lucasz Slaboszewski, 31, John Chapman, 56, and Kevin Lee, 48, whose bodies were found in ditches in Cambridgeshire last year.

They had all been stabbed in the chest.

Mr Lee's body was the first to be found in a ditch by the A16 near Newborough.

The bodies of Mr Slaboszewski and Mr Chapman were discovered four days later dumped in a field in Thorney outside Peterborough.

She also admitted the attempted murders of Robin Bereza and John Rogers, who she randomly selected and stabbed in the street in Hereford as they were out walking their dogs. Both survived, despite horrific stab wounds. 

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