Serial Killer Levi Bellfield Gets Engaged And Applies To Marry In Prison
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Serial Killer Levi Bellfield is engaged has now applied to marry in prison, the Ministry of Justice has confirmed.
The 53-year-old was given a whole life term for murdering Marsha McDonnell, 19, in 2003, and murdering Amelie Delagrange, 22, while attempting to murder Kate Sheedy, 18, in 2004.
He was already serving this sentence when he went on trial for killing schoolgirl Milly Dowler, 13, who he snatched from the street walking from school to her home in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, in March 2002.
Bellfield has now applied for marriage in prison and former Justice Secretary Robert Buckland told The Sun that the proposed prison nuptials 'beggars belief'.
He added: "Milly never got to see her wedding day. It cannot be right that he gets to have his."
A Ministry of Justice spokesman said: "An application has been received and is being considered in the usual way."
Prisons minister Victoria Atkins said she has ordered an immediate review into the request of serial killer Levi Bellfield to get married in prison.
She claimed the news called into question the workings of the Human Rights Act, saying Bellfield currently has a right under Article 12 to have his application for a wedding considered.
Asked on Sky News about the request, Ms Atkins said: "Absolutely appalling.
"I've ordered an immediate review into this when it came to light last night.
"I just want to reassure people, I understand an application has been made that has not been decided yet and he most certainly has not yet married.
"But, if I may, he's currently got the right under Article 12 of the Human Rights Act to get married.
"Or they have the right to have the application to be considered by prison governors.
"I very much welcome the debate we're about to have about the Bill of Rights and looking at human rights for the United Kingdom for the 21st century. Believe me, I'll be raising this."
Atkins added: "This man is an evil, evil monster who has left a trail of despair and grief in his wake."
"My heart goes out to the families because, yet again, this appalling human being is on the front pages (of newspapers) and they're having to think about him."
But she did not say, when asked, whether she could actually stop the wedding going ahead.
"I'm appalled that someone like this can make an application to get married - we're looking into it very carefully.
"Watch this space please."
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