June 28, 2017

Wife killer Malcolm Webster jailed for 30 years

At least the family of Claire Morris can carry on safe in the knowledge that her murdering former husband cannot inflict pain on another family again.

Malcolm Webster the who murdered his first wife in a car fire and tried to kill his second in another crash has been jailed for at least 30 years.

Former nurse Malcolm Webster, 52, was found guilty in May of murdering Claire Morris in Aberdeenshire in 1994.

Webster, of Guildford, Surrey, had also denied attempting to kill Felicity Drumm in New Zealand in 1999.

He was jailed for life for the crimes, committed as part of a plot to claim almost £1 million in life assurance money.

At the High Court in Edinburgh, judge Lord Bannatyne said Webster – who must serve 30 years before he can apply for parole – had committed “cold-blooded, brutal and callous” crimes for financial gain.

He said: “The murder of your then wife was an appalling one and all right-minded people will be utterly shocked.”

The 1994 crash was originally treated as an accident after Webster said he had swerved to avoid a motorcyclist. However, the crash was later reinvestigated, after concerns were raised in the wake of the second crash, in Auckland involving Felicity Drumm. New tests showed Ms Morris had traces of drugs in her system.

Malcolm Webster married Felicity Drumm, right, after Claire Morris died.

Webster was also found guilty of intending to bigamously marry Simone Banarjee, from Oban, Argyll, to gain access to her estate.

He pretended to have leukemia, and during the deception he shaved his head and eyebrows.

In January 2008 police warned her about Webster’s past as they closed in on him.

In more Malcolm Webster related news, police are also investigating concerns over the deaths of three children at a hospital in Abu Dhabi where Webster worked in the 1980s.

Newswarped is impressed that the court had the sense to impose a hefty sentence on Malcolm Webster and remove him from society.