Wycherley trial latest: Accused calls wife ‘a fantasist’

Body found at 2 Blenheim Close, Forest Town.
Body found at 2 Blenheim Close, Forest Town.

A jury has been told that the woman accused of murdering reclusive Forest Town couple William and Patricia Wycherley was a fantasist who made up stories throughout her married life.

Giving evidence today, Chrisopher Edwards (57) said that his wife Susan had told him she had met Bill Shankley in a hotel room in London and that they had also received hundreds of letters from French actor Gérard Depardieu.

Edwards told the court that he had found out only a matter of days ago that his wife had actually written the letters.

Speaking about the time at which the Wycherleys were killed, Edwards said: “I was saying we should go to the police but Susan became very distressed indeed. She was saying ‘you can’t, you can’t, it’s matricide, its my mum’. She was getting more and more distressed, like a child.

“She suggested that we ought to hide them. The first suggestion was perhaps we hide them in the loft but the garden was the only feasible place.”

The case continues.