‘No way did I kill Helen’ says fiancé
THE fiancé of author Helen Bailey broke down in tears as he told a court he “never stopped loving” the woman he is accused of murdering for her money.
Ian Stewart said there was “no way” he was responsible for killing the Electra Brown writer ( above) and dumping her in a cesspit below their home last year.
The 56-year-old is accused of drugging and likely suffocating his bride-to-be as part of a plot to acquire her riches.
He was repeatedly overcome by emotion as he recalled the early days of their relationship, saying: “We totally clicked and worked together as a couple.”
At the start of the defence case in his trial at St Albans Crown Court, the 56-year-old, the former software engineer said he first met Ms Bailey on a Facebook group for widowers and widows following the death of his wife in 2010.
Three months after she suddenly vanished on an afternoon in April last year, Ms Bailey was found dead, alongside her dog Boris, beneath the couple’s garage.
The defendant, of Royston, Herts, denies murder, preventing a lawful burial, fraud and three counts of perverting the course of justice. FOR 42,000 years humans used cow’s milk to paint with before anyone thought to drink it.