Mum tried to cover up son’s murder of girlfriend but dashcam error gave her away

A mum who tried to cover up her killer son’s murder of his girlfriend was caught by her own dashcam which showed her disposing of evidence into a canal.

Lynda Bennett, 63, helped her son Ian hide the evidence of his horrific crimes after he stabbed Kerry Woolley, 38, to death 54 times.

The 38-year-old pretended to be heartbroken after he had apparently discovered his girlfriend dead, The Sun reports.

Meanwhile his mum Lynda drove to a canal in Solihull, West Midlands, and disposed of evidence, including the knife used to stab the tragic victim.

But she unknowingly helped the police solve the case when her car’s dashcam footage recorded her attempted cover up.

She has now been jailed for three years for assisting an offender and perverting the court of justice, while her son was jailed for life, with a minimum term of 25 years for murder.

Birmingham Crown Court heard how Bennett had met mum-of-two Woolley just a few weeks before he murdered her.

He falsely accused the 38-year-old of cheating on him with a woman they met at a wine bar.

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He was described as acting in a "paranoid, obsessive and controlling way" before using two knives to stab Kerry – with most of the injuries she suffered in her neck.

There was also evidence he had tried to suffocate his girlfriend during the "brutal and deliberate" attack.

He then tried to evade justice by teaming up with his mother to hide his crime but was ultimately discovered.

Mother and son still maintained their story throughout the trial but jurors were not fooled and they were convicted in less than an hour.

Sentencing, Judge Melbourne Inman QC said: "You are an extremely dangerous man. An experienced pathologist said in his evidence that it was one of the most horrific murders he had seen.

"Having killed her, you had a calculated plan as to how you were going to get away with it.

"In the absence of any explanation whatsoever from you, I am quite sure that there was a degree of premeditation in your decision to kill her that night."

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