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Sept. 2, 2021

S03E11 - Special (Part 2) - The Murder of Ellie Butler


In the season 3 special of British Murders, I tell the tragic story of the preventable death of 6-year-old Ellie May Butler.⁣

In February 2007, when she was just 6 weeks old, Ellie was rushed to hospital with retinal haemorrhages, a subdural haemorrhage and swelling on the brain.⁣

Her father, Ben Butler, was arrested and Ellie ⁣
went to live with her maternal grandparents for the next 5 years.⁣

In November 2012, Ellie was ordered back into the custody of her birth parents by High Court Judge Mary Hogg.⁣

On October 28, 2013, less than a year later, Ellie was murdered at home by her father.⁣

In this second episode of the 2 part special, we'll be focusing on the events leading up to Ellie’s death.⁣

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Intro music:
David John Brady - 'Throw Down the Gauntlet'
https://linktr.ee/davidjohnbradymusic

My recording equipment:
Shure SM7B Vocal Microphone
Cloud Microphone Cloudlifter CL1
Focusrite Scarlett Solo USB Audio Interface
Rode PSA-1 Professional Studio Boom Arm

Recorded and Edited in:
Audacity

Mastered in:
Auphonic

References:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/topics/c770ggzzep3t/ellie-butler-case

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/7801194/murdered-ellie-butler-mum-crocodile-tears-sign-lying/

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/6024047/what-happened-ellie-butler-inquest-reveal-death-family/

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/apr/10/ellie-butler-unlawfully-killed-inquest-ben-butler

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-24758840

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https://www.yourlocalguardian.co.uk/news/14604376.ellie-butler-murder-judge-mary-hogg-who-let-girl-return-to-custody-of-killer-dad-ben-butler-will-not-be-investigated/

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kd6WRNtB0jQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgeRp8fYYmc