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Taxi driver sentenced to life for second murder

Christopher Halliwell has now been convicted of the murder of Becky Godden as well as that of Sian O'Callaghan Photo:

Swindon taxi driver Christopher Halliwell has been sentenced to a whole life term for his second murder, as the Judge described him as "a self-centred and deceiving individual."

On Monday a jury found the 52-year-old guilty of murdering Becky Godden following a two-week trial in which he represented himself.

Halliwell is already serving a life-sentence for the murder of 22-year-old Sian O'Callaghan, who he abducted in his taxi as she made her way home from a night out in Swindon in March 2011.

Halliwell is already serving life for the murder of Sian O'Callaghan

Halliwell confessed to killing Ms O'Callaghan and took police to her body before offering "another one" and leading them to where he had buried missing sex worker Becky Godden several years earlier.

However, he later denied the murder of Becky Godden and following a trial in which Halliwell defended himself, it took a jury at Bristol Crown Court less than three hours to find him guilty.

Halliwell was convicted of the murder of Becky Godden on Monday (19th Sep)

In sentencing, the Honourable Sir John Griffiths Williams told Halliwell,

"I am satisfied that your offending is exceptionally high and satisfies the criteria for a whole life term. Were I to impose a minimum term it would be of such length that you would in all probability never be released".

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