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Sept. 29, 2022

S07E02 | Marc Shillibier | The Murder of Rebecca Storrs


In the second episode of British Murders Season 7, I tell the story of Marc Shillibier.

 

In the early hours of March 6, 1999, Shillibier viciously murdered 18-year-old Rebecca Storrs with a hammer and knife after sexually assaulting her.

 

He was arrested in May 1999, found guilty of Rebecca's murder in December 2000, and sentenced to life imprisonment with a 22-year minimum.

 

He was allowed leave to appeal his conviction in 2003 on the grounds of the admissibility of evidence relating to his police interviews. Still, in April 2006, judges at the Court of Appeal rejected his claim that his conviction was unsafe.

 

Some people suspect Shillibier of having murdered 25-year-old Melanie Hall in June 1996 and 45-year-old Kevin Muhyiddin in February 1997, though he has not been found guilty of either murder.

 

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:⁣

Hindenberg PRO

 

References:⁣

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