In 1994, Gordon Wardell told police he believed his wife had been killed in a raid at the building society where she worked. In fact, he’d asphyxiated her, then crafted a callous plan to deceive police. Wardell was sentenced to life in prison for his wife’s murder.
‘He didn’t blink as he recalled the attack. That could signify that he’s rehearsed this story in his mind and he’s replaying the video – and he’s focusing on the detail of that video and playing it across to the cameras. The many pauses that Wardell makes give an indication of the thinking that’s going on here to make sure he constructs a story in a plausible, believable way.’