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Moment Man Opens Door To Police After Murdering His Partner

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Moment Man Opens Door To Police After Murdering His Partner


This was the chilling moment a man was arrested for murdering his partner as he calmly told police: "I'm supposed to be going out to get some baccy."



Owen Pellow, 43, was still on the phone to a 999 call handler when police arrived at the door of the home he shared with his girlfriend, Lisa-Marie Thornton, 36.

Footage from a body-worn camera showed a dazed-looking Pellow opening the door and telling officers: "I'm Owen."

When told to 'step out' of the house in Burnham-on-Sea, North Somerset, Pellow told them: "I don't want to."

Credit: SWNS
Credit: SWNS

Pellow had called police telling them him partner had 'suicided' - when, in fact, he had stabbed her 39 times.

Standing at the door of the house they shared, Pellow told officers: "She's done herself in...She's striking herself, three, five, nine...."

He then said: "I had to put her in the bed. She's my love."

Credit: SWNS
Credit: SWNS

The bizarre exchange took place at 7am on 23 November, 2017, after Pellow had downed a bottle of whiskey and six bottles of cider.

An officer then said: "At the moment I don't know what's happened, so I'm arresting you on suspicion of murder."

Pellow replied: "Oh, please... I'm supposed to be going to get some baccy, before you guys were coming."

He then speaks into the phone, telling the call handler: "Apparently he's now, like, messing me about."

The property. Credit: SWNS
The property. Credit: SWNS

Pellow denied murder during a trial at Bristol Crown Court, insisting that Lisa-Marie killed herself.

But a jury saw through his lies and convicted the defendant who was said to have a 'fascination of knives'.

Pellow was sentenced to life in prison but will serve a minimum term of 17 years.


At sentencing, Judge Peter Blair told him: "Lisa was aged 36 when you killed her using a lock knife. You had a collection of over 200 knives, they were something of a fascination for you.

"You and she had known each other for two and half years until you brought her life to an untimely end."

He went on to add: "I can't say what led to your murderous attack, however, this much we do know, you took that lock knife and you took that towards the body over 38 times.

"It seems that Lisa was facing away from you when you attacked her, it explains why there were no defensive wounds."

Featured Image Credit: SWNS

Topics: UK News, News, crime, UK

Rebecca Shepherd
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