Why Jeremy Bamber killed Julie Mugford’s family?: Jeremy Bamber’s girlfriend, Julie Mugford, is introduced in tonight’s episode of WHITE HOUSE FARM on ITV. Julie and her connection to the Bamber case are covered in depth by chopnews.
Julie Mugford was Jeremy Bamber’s ex-girlfriend, and he murdered his entire family before blaming his acts on his mentally ill sister, who had been diagnosed with schizophrenia.
Jeremy Bamber’s ex-girlfriend Julie Mugford
Julie Mugford was Jeremy Bamber‘s ex-girlfriend when he was found guilty in 1986 of murdering June and Nevill, as well as his sister Sheila and her six-year-old twins Daniel and Nicholas, at White House Farm in Tolleshunt D’Arcy, Essex.
Bamber attempted to blame his mentally ill sister Sheila, who had been diagnosed with schizophrenia, for the deaths.
Police initially believed he was the one who had pulled the trigger, and that Sheila had turned the gun on herself.
Mugford initially expressed her support for her partner by openly soothing him at his family’s burial.
After a series of squabbles, the couple decided to call it quits.
Mugford then revised her story to the cops, informing them that Bamber had threatened to harm his family.
What did Julie Mugford say about Jeremy Bamber to the cops?
Bamber, according to Mugford, has been threatening to kill his family for more than a year.
He wished he could “get rid of them all” so he could inherit the £400,000 family money, she alleged.
In October 1986, Mugford testified against Bamber during his trial.
His defence said she lied because Bamber had cheated on her and she was trying to prevent him from seeing anybody else.
The judge, however, told the jury that they might condemn Bamber based only on her testimony.
He was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole.
Jeremy and his lawyers stated in January 2020 that new evidence could exonerate him, but he remains imprisoned at HM Prison Wakefield in Yorkshire.
What happened to Julie ?
She left the UK to travel after testifying against Bamber.
She met Canadian Glen Smerchanski in Australia in 1990, and they married and went to Canada, where she is now known as Julie Smerchanski.
She became a teacher after living in Winnipeg.
She worked as a vice-principal at a primary school before joining the Winnipeg Schools Division’s executive team.
Alexa Davies of Raised By Wolves portrays her in ITV’s White House Farm, which investigates one of Britain’s most heinous crimes.