The judge who sentenced a couple convicted of murdering the wife's parents before burying the bodies in their garden and stealing £245,000 of their money to at least 25 years in jail has condemned their crimes as "shocking".
Mrs Justice Thirlwall told Susan Edwards, who sat staring intently from the dock wearing a patterned grey cardigan and glasses, that she was "an accomplished liar and a fantasist".
Mrs Justice Thirlwall added that she was satisfied it was Christopher Edwards "who held the gun" and who shot the pensioners in the back bedroom of their semi-detached home, and not as the couple claimed, Susan Edwards.
"I sentence you on the basis that each of you intended that both Mr and Mrs Wycherley should be shot dead."
She added their sentences had to reflect the serious nature of the double killing, telling them they had planned to shoot their two victims - one of whom was in his 80s - for financial gain.
Susan Edwards and her husband Christopher have been sentenced to life in prison with a minimum term of 25 years each for murdering her parents, burying their bodies in unmarked graves and stealing £245,000 of their money.
Last week they were found guilty shooting William and Patricia Wycherley dead at the elderly couple's former home in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, in 1998.
For the next 15 years, the Edwards kept up the elaborate hoax that Mr Wycherley, 85, and his 63-year-old wife were alive - claiming their benefits, pension and even selling their home, before a tip-off led police to the graves in October last year.
During the trial, Susan Edwards admitted the manslaughter of her mother but claimed she had been provoked. She claimed her mother had shot her father while she was staying with them, and during an argument afterwards said she shot her mother.
Detective Chief Inspector Rob Griffin, from the East Midlands Major Crime Unit, has told ITV News Central Susan and Christopher Edwards displayed a heartless attitude from the moment they were arrested.
Susan and Christopher Edwards have been convicted of murdering her parents. The bodies of William and Patricia Wycherley were discovered in the back garden of a house on Blenheim Close at Forest Town in Mansfield last October.
They were murdered 15 years before, in May 1998. Susan Edwards had admitted manslaughter but denied murder. More to follow.
A couple found buried in the back garden of a home in Mansfield were killed by gunshot, forensic tests have confirmed.
The remains of the pair - believed to be elderly couple William and Patricia Wycherley who disappeared from the house in 1998 - were found in the garden of the house in Blenheim Close, Forest Town, on October 9 following a tip-off.
A 55-year-old woman and a 57-year-old man - named by the Press Association as the couple's daughter Susan Edwards and son-in-law Christopher - today remain in custody being questioned over their couple's murder.