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Murderer Rose West Has Changed Her Name To Jennifer Jones

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Murderer Rose West Has Changed Her Name To Jennifer Jones

Murderer Rose West has changed her name in a bid to remove herself from the crimes of her past alongside late husband Fred.

The 67-year-old is said to have paid £36 ($49) to change her name to Jennifer Jones.

Rose West was sent to prison for life on ten counts of murder. Credit: PA
Rose West was sent to prison for life on ten counts of murder. Credit: PA

It is believed that West changed her name by deed poll earlier this month from New Hall prison, which is the women's jail she resides in.

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One of Rose's friends told the Mirror: "Rose thinks the name will give her some anonymity but there's a lot of anger about it.

"She's chosen the new surname because it's so common and the Christian name just because she's always liked it. For her, it's more about getting rid of any association to Fred for good."

The Ministry of Justice declined to comment when approached by LADbible.

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Credit: PA
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Rose and her husband Fred are two of the most notorious murderers in the UK. Their killing spree spanned two decades and they had 12 victims between them.

Rosemary was born in Northam, North Devon, in November 1953, and at just 15 years old began dating Fred, who was 12 years her senior.

Over the course of 20 years the couple tortured, raped, and murdered women, many of them buried beneath the floorboards of their home, on Cromwell Street.

The couple were eventually caught by police in 1994, but in January 1995 Fred killed himself before he could stand trial.

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The couple's house. Credit: PA
The couple's house. Credit: PA

Rose was later convicted of ten murders, including that of her daughter - Heather, who was buried under the couple's garden patio - and sentenced to life in prison.

If you wanted to find out more about Rose West, it's worth tuning in to Making a Monster which is an eight-part series that delves into the background of notorious serial killers - and the psychology that leads someone to carry out some of the most heinous crimes in British history.

The very first episode - which aired back in February on the Crime+Investigation channel - delves into Rose's background and looks at how she became a violent and ruthless killer.

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According to a synopsis from the Crime+Investigation channel: "She was in many respects the more frightening, volatile, sadistic and passionately wicked half of 'Fred and Rose'.

"As Dr Richard Walter, a forensic psychologist featured in Making a Monster puts it, the two fell into a 'shared psychosis'.

"'Meeting Fred was the catalyst for Rose becoming a killer,' Dr Walter says, 'but she already had a lot of potential.'"

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Topics: UK News, News, UK

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