Smirking face of a wife killer
CHILLING TV footage has shown the moment notorious Southport murderer Mitchell Quy smirks and tells TV cameras to ‘wait and find out’ if he has killed his wife.
Quy strangled his wife Lynsey to death in 1998, before mutilating the body of the mother of their children and hiding parts around Southport.
He was so confident he could get away with her brutal execution he allowed documentary makers to capture his life as he played the doting husband, desperately seeking any news about the mother of his two children.
But as the twisted killer peddled his lies on TV he was hiding the sick truth.
In a new documentary, which was aired on Friday, Investigation Discovery looked into Quy’s repeated TV appearances.
Using experts to analyse his performances, the show revealed the tell-tale signs the former casino croupier was lying.
Behavioural scientist Cliff Lansley, linguistics professor Dawn Archer and forensic psychologist Kerry Daynes explain how Quy played games with detectives and sneered at his interviewers as he withheld the truth.
In a sinister clip, taken from a documentary filmed as Quy maintained his deception, the murderer responds to questions over whether he killed Lynsey.
He said: “I’m not going to answer that. I’m not going to answer that question because I don’t need to.”
He then brands the question “stupid” before the journalist again asks Quy if he was responsible, adding “It’s not a stupid question, it’s a very serious question.”
Quy simply replies: “Wait and find out. Wait and find out.”
The film was captured as Quy tormented the police and the public for 18 months as he invited the press into his Birkdale home and appealed for mum-of-two Lynsey to return after she went missing over Christmas 1998.
In reality the sadistic killer had strangled her and - with the help of his brother Elliot - hid her remains around Southport.
He was eventually brought to justice and jailed for a minimum of 17 years while Elliot was given a seven-year term for helping dispose of the body.
The documentary also saw Detective Superintendent Geoff Sloan explain how he always believed Quy was guilty.
He said: “It was a premeditated murder; he intended to kill Lynsey and the way he went about disposing of her body was a callous and I just think cowardly way of committing such a gruesome act and I believe that life should mean life for him.”
Mitchell Quy is set to face a parole board hearing to discuss whether he can be released in April.
More than 6,000 people have signed a petition calling for him to be kept behind bars.
Faking It: Tears of a Crime aires tomorrow (Friday) on Investigation Discovery UK (Sky channel 552, Virgin Media channel 170).
Murderer Mitchell Quy smirks at the cameras, above, and inset right, pictured with his wife and victim, Lynsey