Woman admits killing three men

A 30-year-old woman has pleaded guilty to murdering three men before dumping their bodies in ditches between March and April this year. Joanna Dennehy also admitted at the Old Bailey the attempted murders of another two men.

Victims of 'Ditch murderer' Joanna Dennehy

Kevin Lee's body was the first of the three victims to be found Credit: Police handout

The three murder victims of Joanna Dennehy were all discovered in ditches earlier this year.

The body of 41 year old Kevin Lee was found in Newborough in Cambridgeshire on March 30.

Lukasz Slaboszewski was found in Thorney Dyke in Cambridgeshire in April. He'd been stabbed to death. Credit: Police handout

The body of 31 year old Lukasz Slaboszewski was discovered in a ditch in Thorney Dyke two days later.

John Chapman was found stabbed to death in Thorney Dyke, Cambridgeshire in April Credit: Police handout

One the same day the body of John Chapman, who was 56, was also found in open fen land in Thorney Dyke.

'Ditch murderer' identified by distinctive tattoo

Along with three murders, Joanna Dennehy has also admitted attempting to murder two other men Credit: Police handout

A woman who today pleaded guilty to murdering three men before dumping their bodies in ditches, was identified by a distinctive star tattoo.

Joanna Dennehy was caught after a manhunt during which police distributed her picture and described her tattoo.

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In court Joanna Dennehy surprised her own barrister when she pleaded guilty to three murders Credit: Priscilla Coleman/ITV News

Joanna Dennehy today pleaded guilty at the Old Bailey to murdering three men and to attempting to kill two others.

Her plea came as a surprise even to her own barrister.

The 30 year old, who is from Peterborough, was accused of stabbing the victims to death and dumping their bodies in ditches.

Kevin Lee, 48, Lukasz Slaboszewski, 31, and John Chapman, 56, who were found with multiple wounds between March and April.

Dennehy also pleaded guilty to the attempted murders of another two men, Robin Bereza and John Rogers.

And admitted "preventing the lawful and decent burial" of all three murder victims.

Her co-defendant, Gary Richards, has pleaded not guilty to two counts of attempted murder and three counts of preventing burial.

Woman tells judge: 'I've pleaded guilty and that's that'

Joanna Dennehy told the judge as she pleaded guilty to murdering three men , "I've pleaded guilty and that's that".

Dennehy also admitted "preventing the lawful and decent burial" of all three murder victims.

Her shock guilty pleas left the courtroom at the Old Bailey stunned.

The defendant's barrister, Nigel Lickley QC, said: "The course of the arraignment is not one we had anticipated."

Woman admits attempting to murder two other men

A woman who pleaded guilty to murdering three men has also admitted the attempted murders of two other men.

Joanna Dennehy, 30, killed Kevin Lee, 48, Lukasz Slaboszewski, 31, and John Chapman, 56. All three were found in ditches with multiple stab wounds between March and April this year.

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