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Susanna Reid's New Serial Killer Doc Follows Britain's Most Dangerous Woman

Susanna Reid's New Serial Killer Doc Follows Britain's Most Dangerous Woman

A documentary about serial killer Joanna Dennehy, who went on a killing spree in 2013, airs tonight - and it's set to be a super interesting watch for crime doc fans.

Hosted by Susanna Reid, the documentary follows the life of the female killer, exploring her killings and attempting to delve into her psychopathic mindset.

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Over a two-week period in 2013, Dennehy murdered three men and attempted to kill two others in random attacks. The murders were later to be known as the 'Peterborough Ditch Murders' owing to Dennehy dumping her victim's bodies in ditches on the outskirts of the Cambridgeshire town.

Credit: PA/ Peterborough, Cambridgeshire Constabulary
Credit: PA/ Peterborough, Cambridgeshire Constabulary

The Sun report that the documentary will see Susanna Reid interview the people closest to Dennehy, including family members of the victims, school friends, detectives, and John Treanor, the father of Dennehy's two children.

"She is not my children's mother - she gave birth to them, that's all she is," Treanor explains. "She is the donor, she gave them over, I don't really want my kids to have anything to do with this woman."

Dennehy is one of three women in the country to be sentenced to life imprisonment and is often dubbed Britain's most dangerous woman - and her crimes add up.

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Her first killing saw her invite Polish national Lukasz Slaboszewski, who she met a few days before, to an address before stabbing him.

Dennehy then murdered her housemate John Champan in their home before calling her accomplice Gary Richards to help dispose of the body.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Her final victim was local landlord and Dennehy's lover, Kevin Lee, whose body was found in a ditch in Cambridgeshire. Dennehy had dressed Lee in a black sequin dress before leaving his body to be found.

At trial, the judge looking over Dennehy's case at the Old Bailey, Justice Spencer, said: "The way in which his body was dumped was part of the playing out of your sexual and sadistic motivation."

Later, Dennehy and Richards drove miles to Hereford where she stabbed two dog walkers repeatedly. Luckily, they both survived.

At the time of her trial, Dennehy was said to have showed little remorse for her actions against the men she had killed.

We'll definitely be turning into this one tonight...

Joanna Dennehy: Serial Killer airs on ITV on Thursday at 9pm.

Featured Image Credit: ITV

Topics: Entertainment, Entertainment News, TV News, TV & Film

Ciara Sheppard

Ciara is a freelance journalist working for Pretty 52. After graduating from the University of Sussex, Ciara worked as a writer at GLAMOUR Magazine and later as the Assistant Editor of Yahoo Style UK. Please contact her on ciarasheppard@hotmail.co.uk.

 

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