Robert Trigg, 52, has been jailed for life with a minimum term of 25 years for killing two ex-girlfriends.
The abusive boyfriend murdered Susan Nicholson in 2011, five years after he killed another partner, Caroline Devlin, 35, in her bed.
Both deaths in Worthing, West Sussex, were not treated as suspicious at the time.But the family of Ms Nicholson refused to accept foul play did not play a part in her death and launched a five-year campaign to get to the truth.
At Lewes Crown Court, unemployed Trigg, of Park Crescent, Worthing, was convicted of Ms Nicholson’s murder and Ms Devlin’s manslaughter following a 10-day trial, Metro UK reports.
Outside court, Ms Nicholson’s father Peter Skelton told how his family hired their own experts to prove their belief she was murdered because Sussex Police would not listen.
Susan Nicholson was killed in 2011 (Picture: Family Handout
Caroline Devlin was also killed by Trigg (Picture: Family Handout)
He criticised police, saying: “Their first investigation wasn’t very good. That’s why we had to get a barrister and a pathologist to back up our case because they wouldn’t listen to us, even though we used to write them letters.“We told them all the facts, even the facts that came out in court, but the police still wouldn’t listen, but in the end they had to listen.”The death of Ms Devlin, whose body was found by one of her four children on Mother’s Day 2006, was originally recorded as being due to natural causes, an aneurysm.And an inquest into Ms Nicholson’s death ruled she died accidentally after Trigg claimed he inadvertently rolled onto her in his sleep while they were on a sofa.
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