Triple- life dad killed at secret girlfriend’s
A MARRIED businessman leading a secret “triple life” was found dead days after Christmas in a girlfriend’s house, naked and with multiple stab wounds, an inquest heard.
Gary Williams, 58, married wife Elaine aged 18 and had been seeing another woman since 1991.
Neither woman knew of each other nor of Jessena Sheridan, 46 – his girlfriend since 2014.
The dad- of- one, who sold caravans, often stayed away overnight attending motor auctions.
He left his marital home in Swansea last Christmas Eve, saying he was taking a vehicle to Yorkshire and would return next morning.
Instead, he went to Miss Sheridan’s home in Llanelli.
Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire Coroner’s Court was told Mr Williams had first spent the morning with his grandchildren.
Coroner’s officer Malcolm Thompson said: “This was the last time he was seen by his family. It would appear that Gary had been leading a triple life. Since 1991 Gary had been involved in an affair with a woman from the Llanelli area with whom he would spend several nights during the week. He had informed her that he was separated from his wife and he had a son living abroad.
“Unbeknown to either his wife or his partner, Gary was also having an affair with Jessena Sheridan.”
The last contact Miss Sheridan’s family had was a text on Christmas Day afternoon. On December 29 relatives visited her house and found a message telling them to call police.
Mr Williams was found in a bedroom with multiple stab wounds to his neck, chest and abdomen.
Nearby was the body of Miss Sheridan, who had died from selfinflicted cuts combined with an overdose. The inquest heard she had had long- term mental health problems – worsened by the death of her son in a road accident in 2004. She had previously sought help, fearing her relationship with Mr Williams was ending.
Acting senior coroner Paul Bennett recorded a verdict of unlawful killing for Mr Williams and a narrative conclusion that Miss Sheridan took her own life.
“There must have been some sort of altercation between Gary and Miss Sheridan,” he said.
Knifed... Gary Williams had a wife, a partner and a girlfriend