‘ HOUSE OF HOR­RORS’ MUR­DER CHARGES RE­VEALED

Pair ac­cused of scented can­dle cover- up

Ayrshire Post - - FRONT PAGE - Stephen Hous­ton

Full de­tails of the charges in the “House of Hor­rors” mur­der case can be re­vealed for the first time. The de­vel­op­ment comes nearly a year af­ter Sharon Greenop, 46, was dis­cov­ered in her bed by po­lice. Her daug daugh­ter Shayla Greenop, 19, and youngery sis­ter Lynette, 39, deny­den mur­der­ing her at their h home. One of a to­tal of six ch charges levied claims Ayr Col­legeC stu­dent Shayla “did writew of­fen­sive slo­gans and drawdr of­fen­sive im­ages” di­rected at her mother and added shesh did “draw im­ages of a sex­ual na­ture,n all on the walls.”

Full de­tails of the charges in the “House of Hor­rors” mur­der case can be re­vealed for the first time.

The de­vel­op­ment comes nearly a year af­ter Sharon Greenop, 46, was dis­cov­ered in her bed by po­lice.

The charges sug­gest Sharon was dead more than two months be­fore she was found.

Her daugh­ter Shayla Greenop, 19, and younger sis­ter Lynette, 39, both deny mur­der­ing her at their home in Troon.

One of a to­tal of six charges levied claims Ayr Col­lege stu­dent Shayla wrote of­fen­sive slo­gans and drew of­fen­sive im­ages di­rected at her mother and said she drew im­ages of a sex­ual na­ture on the walls.

Lynette and Shayla, on var­i­ous oc­ca­sions be­tween Novem­ber 11, 2009 and Septem­ber 8, 2016, al­legedly shouted, swore and made of­fen­sive re­marks at Sharon and at her paid car­ers.

It is claimed they threw house­hold items at the car­ers, mis­treated Sharon and house­hold pets, com­mit­ting a breach of the peace.

Be­tween the same dates Lynette is ac­cused of as­sault­ing Sharon, strik­ing her on the head and body and in­flict­ing in­juries by means un­known to the pros­e­cu­tor.

Charge three states be­tween Novem­ber 11, 2009 and Septem­ber 8 last year, that Lynette stole money from her sis­ter.

Be­tween Septem­ber 9 and Novem­ber 10 last year, fol­low­ing the death of Sharon, both ac­cused al­legedly claimed her state ben­e­fits in cash from var­i­ous banks while “know­ing that she was dead.”

Both women are ac­cused of con­ceal­ing Sharon had died in her house by “at­tempt­ing to clean up her blood de­posited there, keep­ing doors and win­dows at said ad­dress open, burn­ing scented can­dles and us­ing other means in an at­tempt to con­ceal the smell em­a­nat­ing from her de­com­pos­ing body.” they are said to have pre­vented call­ers from see­ing her and stat­ing to po­lice check­ing her wel­fare that she was “un­well and rest­ing in bed.”

The in­dict­ment claims Lynette and Shayla ob­tained £ 386.88 a week in ben­e­fits by fraud. Lynette is also ac­cused of fail­ing to tell the Depart­ment of Works and Pen­sions that Sharon had died and re­ceived her Carer’s Al­lowance of £ 62.10 a week.

The mur­der charge it­self states both women re­peat­edly struck Sharon on the head and body, com­pressed her neck, ap­plied pres­sure to her chest, in­flict in­juries to her head and body and fail to ob­tain med­i­cal as­sis­tance “whereby she was so se­verely in­jured that she died and you did mur­der her.”

It took seven months be­fore Sharon’s body was re­leased to her fa­ther and sis­ter Diane so they could fi­nally stage her fu­neral.

A hear­ing will take place at the High Court in Glas­gow on Novem­ber 2 and the case is ex­pected to be heard be­fore a jury in Fe­bru­ary.

Tragic Sharon Greenop

Home Sharon was found dead in bed

Tragic Sharon Greenop said to have been dead in bed more than two months

Good­bye Ma­son­hill Cre­ma­to­rium fu­neral

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