Catherine Wells-Burr Death

A man and woman accused of being involved in the murder of a Somerset woman, whose body was found in a burning car, appear in court

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Trio killed woman after months of plotting

A cheating Polish factory worker has been found guilty of murdering his British girlfriend after months of plotting with his jealous secret lover and her uncle.

Rafal Nowak, killed Catherine Wells-Burr as she slept at the couple's new home in Chard, Somerset.

His secret lover Anna Lagwinowicz, then joined her devoted uncle, Tadevsz Dmytryszyn, in dumping Miss Wells-Burr's body in her car at a nearby roadside and setting fire to it.

Catherine Wells-Burr was murdered by her boyfriend and two accomplices. Credit: ITV Westcountry

With her death the three defendants has hoped to secure a £123,000 life insurance payout and a half share of a £137,000 two-bedroom house.

The murder was the result of months of secret meetings and phone calls between Nowak and Lagwinowicz, with Miss Wells-Burr oblivious to her part in the so-called love triangle.

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Trial of man accused of killing girlfriend to begin

The trial of the man accused of murdering his girlfriend Catherine Wells-Burr is expected to begin today.

Thirty-one-year-old Rafal Piotr Nowak will go on trial alongside his former partner Anna Julia Lagwinowicz, 32, and Tadevsz Dmytryszyn, 38.

All three deny killing the Bath Spa University, from Chard in Somerset, between September 10 and 13 last year.

The body of the 23-year-old business analyst was discovered by firefighters in her burning red Ford Focus beside the A358 at Ashill, near Ilminster, Somerset.


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