Killer’s widow fell for young conman in her final days
A FRIEND of the former Lady Lucan claims she ended her days deeply depressed after falling victim to a charming conman nearly half her age.
Author Tyne O’Connell, a confidante of Lady Lucan, told The Mail on Sunday that, although she was known for leading a solitary existence in her Belgravia mews home, the countess had entered an illadvised romance with a man who would eventually steal some of Lord Lucan’s possessions.
‘This particular man was a charmer in his 40s and clearly with this endgame in sight. Veronica thought he might be on benefits but she wasn’t a snob. She said they had a connection and he was a born-again Christian.’ But the man, who has never been named, asked to borrow the keys to her lock-up to store some of his goods.
He then disappeared and Lady Lucan discovered that some items, such as suits worn by her late husband, were missing.
‘She was totally humiliated and mortified at being taken in by this chap,’ said Ms O’Connell.