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Morbidology the Podcast – 28: Sadie Hartley

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Lancashire is a ceremonial county in North West England. It is made up of beautiful and lush countryside and charming villages. One of the most gorgeous villages in the area is arguably Helmshore. This quaint village has the River Ogden running through it and the majority of the homes are brick faced and nostalgically attractive. 

In 2016, however, a jealous obsession was brewing in Helmshore, one which would culminate with the brutal murder of a wealthy businesswoman. 

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Burnley Express, 16 January, 2016 – “Victim Named”

Manchester Evening News, 16 January, 2016 – “Police Name Woman Found Dead at House”

Burnley Express, 17 January, 2016 – “Arrest Made”

Chester Chronicle, 17 Janaury, 2016 – “Chester Woman Arrested on Suspicion of Murder”

The Daily Mirror, 17 January, 2016 – “Helmshore Murder”

The Daily Telegraph, 17 January, 2016 – “Woman Arrested on Suspicion of Murdering Company Director in Her Luxury Home”

Rossendale Free Press, 18 January, 2016 – “Wirrall Neighbours Shocked Their Street Is Linked to Sadie Hartley Murder”

The Daily Telegraph, 19 January, 2016 – “Sadie Harley Murder”

The Daily Mirror, 20 January, 2016 – Partner Of Businesswoman Stabbed to Death at Her Home Praises Wonderful Mother and Friend”

The Sun, 20 January, 2016 – “Lover Stabbed Sadie after Being Dumped”

The Sun, 22 January, 2016 – “Sadie Girl’s Hols With Married OAP Lover”

The Times, 22 January, 2006 – “Horse riding Friends Accused of Murder”

International Business Times, 23 January, 2016 – “Court Hears How Two Friends Plotted to Kill Businesswoman for Months”

Chester Chronicle, 25 January, 2016 – “Chester Murder Arrests”

The Times, 23 January, 2016 – “Friends Planned Murder For Months”

Knutsford Guardian, 10 February, 2016 – “Sadie Hartley”

Chester Chronicle, 4 May, 2016 – “Chester Women in Court to Deny Murder of Sadie Hartley”

The Daily Mirror, 5 July, 2016 – “Orgy of Violence Muder Co-Accused Kept a Revealing Diary While Plotting Death of Mum”

The Daily Mirror, 5 July, 2016 – “Sadie Hartley Murder Trial”

Manchester Evening News, 5 July, 2016 – “Murder Accused Used Stun Gun On Businesswoman Before Stabbing her up to 40 Times”

The Daily Mirror, 6 July, 2016 – “Alleged Cattle Prod Killer Sent Taunting Letter to Love Rival Victim”

The Daily Mirror, 7 July, 2016 – “Alleged Killer of Sadie Hartley Boasted to Pal About Exhausting Sex”

Lancashire Telegraph, 7 July, 2016 – “Ski Instructor Accused of Murdering Love Rival”

The Daily Mirror, 8 July, 2016 – “Sadie Hartley Love Rival Murder Accused Called Herself She Devil”

Rossendale Free Press, 8 July, 2016 -” Friend Thought Couple Accused of Murder of Sadie Hartley Were a Couple”

The Daily Mirror, 12 July, 2012 – “Woman Accused of Killing Sadie Harley Also Planned to Poison Accomplice” 

Lancashire Telegraph, 12 July 2016 – “Riding Instructor Accused of Murder of Sadie Hartley Feared Poisoning”

The Daily Mirror, 13 July, 2016 – “Sadie Hartley Murder Trial”

Liverpool Echo, 13 July, 2016 – “Court Hears Catalogue of 51 Horrific Injuries Inflicted on Victim”

The Daily Mirror, 14 July, 2016 – “Victim’s Partner Swapped Sexually Explicit Texts with Alleged Killer”

Lancashire Telegraph, 14 July, 2016 – “Partner of Murdered Businesswoman Exchanged Explicit Texts with Accused”

Chester Chronicle, 25 July, 2016 – “Chester Accused Had Affair with Another Ski Instructer”

The Express, 2 August, 2016 – “I Thought I Was in a TV Game Hunted”

The Daily Telegraph, 3 August, 2016 – “Scorned Woman Described Herself as ‘Vengeful B****’ In Letter Sent to Another Man’s Wife”

Manchester Evening News, 4 August, 2016 – “Sadie Hartley Murder Accused Tells Court That Stun Gun Was Bought During Trip to See German Markets”

Runcorn & Widnes Weekly News, 8 August, 2016 – “Sadie Harley Murder Accused Insists: I’m No Cold-Blooded Murderer”

Press Association Newswire, 11 August, 2016 – “Murder Accused’s Alleged Motive Does Not Stand Up to Close Scrutiny”

Chester Chronicle, 17 August, 2016 – “Sadie Hartley’s Children Speak After Her Twisted Chester Murderers Are Jailed”

Chester Chronicle, 17 August, 2016 – “Man at Centre of Love Triangle Killing Says He Has Lost Everything”

Chester Chronicle, 17 August, 2016 – “The Dark Friendship of the Two Chester Women Who Murdered Sadie Hartley”

The Express, 20 August, 2016 – “Fatal Attraction for Older Men”

The Herald, 28 August, 2016 – “For Obsessive Personalities, Lust at First Sight Can Turn out to be a Fatal Attraction”

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