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UK: Julia Rawson murder: Dudley ‘flat of horrors’ couple guilty

A man obsessed with horror films has been convicted along with his boyfriend of murdering and dismembering a woman in their flat.

Nathan Maynard-Ellis, 30, took Julia Rawson home after meeting her in a pub in Dudley, West Midlands, in May 2019.

He and David Leesley, 25, then killed her and hid her body parts in undergrowth, the trial at Coventry Crown Court was told.

Maynard-Ellis was also found guilty of rape charges relating to another woman.

The four rapes, an attempted rape, and threats to kill were revealed when a woman came forward after his murder arrest.

Both men had admitted perverting the course of justice and concealing a body, but had denied murder.

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