Jury deliberating in trial of men alleged to have helped Peterborough triple killer

Left to right, Kevin Lee, John Chapman and Lucasz Slaboszewski. Photos supplied
Left to right, Kevin Lee, John Chapman and Lucasz Slaboszewski. Photos supplied
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Tuesday 5.10pm: The jury have begun considering their verdicts in the case of two men accused of helping Peterborough serial killer Joanne Dennehy.

Gary Stretch and Leslie Layton are alleged to have helped dispose of the bodies following Dennehy’s killing spree.

Stretch is also charged with attempted murder, after Dennehy stabbed two men in Hereford.

Both men deny all charges against them.

Mr Justice Spencer spent two days summing up the evidence, and giving directions on law at Cambridge Crown Court, before the jury started their deliberations at 3.40pm.

At 4.20pm, the judge sent jury home for the night, deliberations will continue on Wednesday.

Dennehy’s victims were Kevin Lee, 48, with whom she was having an affair, Lukasz Slaboszewski, 31, and her housemate John Chapman, 56.

All three men were stabbed and their bodies dumped in fields outside Peterborough in March and April.

Stretch (47) of Riseholme, Orton Goldhay, denies three counts of preventing the lawful and decent burial of a body, and two counts of attempted murder.

Layton (37) of Bifield, Orto Goldhay, denies two counts of preventing the lawful and decent burial of a body and two counts of perverting the course of justice.

Dennehy (31) has pleaded guilty to the murders of Mr Slaboszewski, Mr Chapman and Mr Lee, three counts of preventing the lawful and decent burial of a body, and two counts of attempted murder.

Robert Moore, (56), of Belvoir Way, Peterborough, has admitted offences in relation to the killings and is awaiting sentence.

The trial continues

More on the Peterborough triple murder case, named ‘Operation Darcy’ and trial:

Timeline of events - Peterborough triple murder investigation