West, Fred

West, Fred

A British serial killer (1941–1995) who tortured, raped and killed at least 11 young, usually underage girls, including 2 of his own daughters, many at the house he shared with his wife Rosemary, who was also implicated in most of the murders.

West hanged himself awaiting trial in 1995; shortly thereafter, Rosemary was sentenced to life imprisonment and, in 1997, Home Secretary Jack Straw subjected her to a whole-life tariff, which means that she will not have the possibility of being released from prison.
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Rena Costello West, Fred's first wife, killed in 1971.
She has even applied her philosophy to Rose West, Fred's wife, who is serving 10 life sentences for killing young women and girls.
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Mr Leveson said John West, Fred's younger brother, would take Anne Marie into the bathroom and sit her on a hardboard shelf laid across the bath.