Serial killer Levi Bellfield (pictured) will serve life in prison after he murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler in Surrey
Serial killer Levi Bellfield could end up confessing to more murders after his 81-year-old mother died, a family member has said.
A relative has claimed that Bellfield – who was convicted of killing schoolgirl Milly Dowler in Surrey in 2002 – ‘could come clean’ following his mother’s death.
Jean Bellfield, 81, was convinced her son was innocent and died after battling a lung condition on Saturday.
Her son was also convicted of killing teenager Marsha McDonnell, 19, and 22-year-old Amelie Delagrange, 22, and will die in prison.
But sources claim Bellfield kept other crimes a secret because the truth would end up ‘tearing his mother in two’, reports the Mirror.
It comes after fellow prisoner, convicted serial rapist Richard Baker, claimed Bellfield confessed to the shocking hammer killings.
Baker said Bellfield coughed to killing Lin Russell and her six-year-old daughter Megan in Chillenden, Kent, in 1996.
Michael Stone, 57, is serving three life sentences after he was convicted for their murder but his lawyers say their client is innocent.
One of Bellfield’s relatives told the Mirror: ‘Even though Levi is pure evil, it will destroy him to learn of his mum’s death.
Milly Dowler (pictured) was murdered by Bellfield in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, in March 2002
‘Jean couldn’t accept he was the monster everyone made him out to be. Now he doesn’t need to protect her, people close to him think he could come clean.’
In 2016, as many as 25 cases had been linked to Bellfield.
And at the time of his conviction for Milly’s murder in June 2011, detectives said they believed Bellfield may have been responsible for around 20 attacks on women, dating back to 1980, which were never solved.
Bellfield’s solicitor Julie Cooper said: ‘Mr Bellfield denies the murders of the Russell family and denies ever making such a confession.’