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Mom’s Dash Cam Caught ‘Revenge’ Girlfriend Killer Throwing Murderous Weapon Into Channel

Ian Bennett, 38, stabbed Kerry Woolley, also 38, to death in her apartment in Olton, Solihull, West Midlands on July 12 last year after falsely accusing her of sleeping with another woman

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A killer who researched “the best way to get revenge on a woman” before stabbing his new girlfriend to death has been caught on camera on his own mother’s dashboard throwing bloodstained knives into a canal.

Ian Bennett, 38, stabbed Kerry Woolley, also 38, to death in her apartment in Olton, Solihull, West Midlands on July 12 last year after falsely accusing her of sleeping with another wife.

An autopsy revealed Ms Woolley had suffered more than 50 knife wounds, most of them to the neck.

Bennett then roped up his mother Lynda Bennett, 63, in a cowardly plot to help cover up the crime. She drove him to a canal bridge to get rid of the murder weapons.







Ian Bennett captured on CCTV looking relaxed after stabbing Kerry to death
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But the plan backfired when images from his own car’s dash cam helped convict the couple in court.

Other evidence found on Bennett’s phone revealed that he had researched “The best way to get revenge on a woman.”

Bennett, from Solihull, was convicted of murder at Birmingham Crown Court and was jailed for life and sentenced to serve at least 25 years.

Her mother Lynda was found guilty of aiding an offender and obstructing the course of justice was sentenced to three years in prison.

The court heard how Bennett called 999 on the afternoon of the murder, telling officers he found Kerry, a mother of two, with catastrophic neck injuries.







Kerry Woolley was stabbed to death in her Olton apartment, Solihull, West Midlands on July 12 of last year
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He claimed he left the apartment in the early hours of July 12 and was then unable to reconnect with Kerry.

Police body camera footage captured Bennett’s crocodile tears as he told the cops, “I tried calling and calling him all day, with no answer.

“So I thought I was going to knock. The door wasn’t open so I had to pull the handle and then I walked into that… I found her dead.”

He then points to the door and sobs, “This is horrible.”

Although initially no weapons could be located, Bennett was arrested on suspicion of murder.

His mother was also filmed calmly arriving at the scene to ask the police why her son was being arrested when he knew full well what had happened.







Bennett, from Solihull, was convicted of murder at Birmingham Crown Court and has been jailed for life
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Her mother Lynda was convicted of aiding an offender and hijacking the course of justice was sentenced to three years in prison
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At one point she even laughs when an officer tells her Bennett is being taken to a Coventry station and she laughs, “I don’t know how to get to Coventry.”

Officers analyzed text messages between the couple, who had only met a few weeks earlier, which suggested there had been a falling out days earlier.

Bennett appeared to be angry, accusing Kerry of cheating on him, albeit without merit, and that she was also texting a former partner.







Ian Bennett at the scene of the murder, talking to the police
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Cell phone data also revealed that Bennett and Kerry’s phones went ‘silent’ around 11:30 p.m. on July 11, although they had been in regular contact before.

Bennett’s phone became active again at 3:54 a.m., when he attempted to contact her, knowing that she was in fact already dead.

A dashcam in Lynda’s car revealed that she left the address Bennett shared with her parents and took a 40-minute trip around Solihull.

Cell site data retrieved from her phone was consistent with Lynda being the driver of the car.

The vehicle first stopped at Damson Lane, where CCTV footage clearly showed Bennett throwing a package into the canal.

A large knife with a bent blade was later recovered during a water search.







Lynda was caught on camera calmly arriving at the scene to ask police why her son was arrested
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The car then pulled to a stop near the shops on Prospect Lane, and again CCTV picked up Bennett, carrying a plastic bag to a park before returning to the car without the bag.

Another search of the park grounds found a bag and inside were bloodstained women’s jogging bottoms and a pair of oven mitts.

Forensic examinations then matched Sarah’s DNA to both the canal knife and bloodstained objects found in the park.

Two knives had been used, one with a serrated blade, the second with a smooth blade.

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