Oil exec 'murdered for assets'

A wealthy woman was murdered in central London by two professional conmen with gambling habits, who then recruited women to impersonate her so they could take her goods as well as her life, a court has heard.

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Carole Waugh's wealth 'was to prove her undoing'

A wealthy woman murdered in central London worked as an amateur escort, while living alone in a flat just off the Edgware Road, a court heard today.

Carole Waugh, 49, was stabbed in the neck in her flat in Marylebone, the Old Bailey was told. Patrick Gibbs QC, prosecuting, told the jury:

She wasn't married, she didn't have a steady boyfriend. She was, it seems, a lonely woman on the lookout for male company.

She was a woman who had plenty of money. That was to prove her undoing.

She owned her flat, it was worth more than £600,000, she had savings, shares, jewellery, of which she was proud, and a cash income from working as an amateur escort.

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