Triple- life dad killed at se­cret girl­friend’s

Daily Express - - INSIDE POLITICS - By John Twomey Pic­ture: ATHENA PIC­TURES

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

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