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'Evil' love cheat killer gets life

The father of a teaching assistant brutally murdered by her cheating partner has condemned the "evil deceit" of the killer as he was jailed for a minimum of 22 years.

Andrew Lindo, 29, showed no emotion as he was jailed for life at Bradford Crown Court for the murder of Marie Stewart.

As Lindo began his sentence, the victim's father, Robert Stewart, branded her killer a coward who had "lied, misled, abused, cheated and stolen from us on a monstrous scale".

Lindo, who led a double life dating a string of women, strangled, battered and stabbed 30-year-old Miss Stewart to death before storing her body in a flight bag in the garage of their home in Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, on December 18 last year.

Hours later Lindo put their two children in his car and went to collect his latest lover, Angela Rylance, then spent the night with her in the bedroom where the murder began.

Lindo, a music teacher, tried to portray himself to the jury as a downtrodden father who was devoted to his children, when in reality he was having affairs with a number of women, including an allegation he was involved with a 15-year-old girl.

The victim's body was not found for seven weeks, during which time Lindo conned her family she was still alive and had deserted their two children for another man.

Sentencing him, Mr Justice Andrew Smith, said Lindo had shown an "extraordinary and chilling lack of remorse".

He said the parole board would have to take into account his "extraordinary cunning and facility for deceit" before he was considered for release.

He condemned Lindo for blackening the victim's name and for sending her family "cruel" text messages to try to convince them she was alive.


From Belfast Telegraph