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Man, 69, arrested for Wibsey murder more than 20 years ago

March 15, 1994: Wendy Speakes, 51, was found dead in her home in Wakefield. After Amy Shepherd died, detectives believed there could be a link between the two murders. Christopher Farrow, 39, was later jailed for life for her murder in 2000 after advances in fingerprint technology

August 2, 1994: Body of Amy Shepherd, 86, was found in her home at Folly Hall Gardens, Wibsey, Bradford. She was strangled, sexually assaulted, then stabbed with a six-inch kitchen knife and left to die

August 15, 1994: Mary Kilbride, 80, was found dead in her home in the Rooley Lane area of Bradford. She was strangled with a towel before being stabbed with the handle of a vanity mirror

1995: Leeds Crown Court found Richard Whelan, 23, guilty of murdering Mrs Kilbride and jailed him for life

2000: The jury found Whelan not guilty. The defence argued there was no evidence of sexual assault in Mrs Kilbride’s murder, and that the killers struck at different times of day



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