Serial killer Levi Bellfield has confessed to the 1996 murders of mother and daughter Lin and Megan Russell, a lawyer has said.
Drug addict Michael Stone was twice convicted for the murders of the Russells in Kent and is currently serving a life sentence, but his solicitor Paul Bacon has claimed to receive a four-page statement written by Bellfield detailing the killings.
“Something like this has never happened before. I committed a crime and another person has been arrested for it,” Bacon read a part of the statement to BBC News.
“I guess if I’m honest it was a relief. I apologize to Stone and to the Russell family for my heinous acts. I was not well in the head during my reign of violence,” the alleged statement further said, adding that Bellfield was willing to talk to the police.
Bacon said that he believed Bellfield “will make a full statement under caution” if visited by police.
“I believe if he’s charged, he’ll plead guilty and the matter will be resolved,” Bacon said.
Stone has always said he was innocent.
The alleged confession will be referred to the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC).
“Stone’s current application to the CCRC is being reviewed and we remain in regular contact with his legal representatives. We are aware they are planning to send in further information, and when received, we will thoroughly analyze it and make any appropriate enquiries. We will not be commenting further at this stage,” a CCRC spokesperson said.
Bellfield is serving a whole-life sentence for the murders of 13-year-old Milly Dowler, 19-year old Marsha McDonnell in 2003, and French student Amelie Delagrange from 2002 to 2004.
Bellfield was also convicted for the attempted murder of Sheedy.
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