Belfast Telegraph

Monday 29 December 2014

Police may quiz dentist's wife

Pc Trevor Buchanan
Pc Trevor Buchanan

Colin Howell's US-born wife may be questioned again by detectives who re-opened the investigation into the deaths of his first wife and Pc Trevor Buchanan, it has been revealed.

Kyle Jorgensen who is now living in Florida with their five children after quitting their home in Northern Ireland, was allegedly told by Howell 15 months after they married what he did seven years previously when he gassed both victims and then staged managed the deaths to look like suicides.

Even though he claimed he was on the verge of handing himself over to the police they later agreed to keep the secret to themselves after Howell claimed he underwent a "religious conversion".

Police are to study transcripts of Howell evidence to the court and are considering interviewing him again at Maghaberry Prison, near Lisburn, Co Antrim before making a decision to travel to the United States.

They questioned Kyle at the time her husband was arrested.

A file was submitted to the Public Prosecution Service. A spokesperson said: "We can confirm a file has been received. Further inquiries are pending."

Detective Chief Superintendent Raymond Murray who headed up the investigation confirmed this afternoon: "Obviously we are interested in some of the material which came out in court."

Kyle, who left the family home outside Castlerock just a few months after her husband was arrested, has now divorced the man she met in December 1996 when she was an Irish history student at the University of Ulster in Coleraine. They were introduced by a policeman and married the following May

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