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Jan. 5, 2023

S08E01 | Nathan Matthews and Shauna Hoare | The Murder of Becky Watts


In the first episode of season 8, I tell the story of Nathan Matthews, Shauna Hoare and Becky Watts.

 

On February 19, 2015, Nathan strangled Becky, his step-sister, to death at her home in Bristol.

 

He then transported Becky's body to his girlfriend's house and dismembered her using a circular saw.

 

The body parts were then taken to one of Nathan's friend's houses and dumped in his shed.

 

On November 13, 2015, Nathan Matthews was found guilty of murdering Becky Watts and handed a life sentence with a minimum term of 33 years.

 

Shauna Hoare, Nathan's girlfriend, was found guilty of manslaughter at the same trial and handed a 17-year sentence.

 

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⁣Intro music:⁣

David John Brady - 'Throw Down the Gauntlet'⁣

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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:⁣

Ashcroft, E. (2018, March 15). Case review reveals Becky Watts feared abduction before murder and was “at risk over intimate photos.”BristolLive. Retrieved January 3, 2023, from https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/case-review-reveals-becky-watts-1342275

Becky Watts killers received £400,000 in legal aid. (2016, March 3). BBC News. Retrieved January 3, 2023, from https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-35705555

Becky Watts: “Lack of enquiry” into family criticised. (2020, January 23). BBC News. Retrieved January 3, 2023, from https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-51221854

Becky Watts: “mindless” vandals deface memorial to Bristol teenager. (2021, November 5). BBC News. Retrieved January 3, 2023, from https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-59182242

Becky Watts murder: Nathan Matthews appeal thrown out. (2016, March 15). BBC News. Retrieved January 3, 2023, from https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-35812304

Clensy, D. (2017, November 9). Killer Nathan Matthews who murdered Becky Watts’ is attacked in prison with a jug of boiling butter. BristolLive. Retrieved January 3, 2023, from https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/nathan-matthews-killer-becky-watts-979

Cork, T. (2020, January 23). Becky Watts’ horrified mother slams “missed opportunities” to support her. BristolLive. Retrieved January 3, 2023, from https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/becky-watts-murder-city-council-3770687

Devlin, A. (2017, November 13). Where is Nathan Matthews now, why did he murder his step-sister Becky Watts and what happened to his girlfriend Shauna Hoare?The Sun. Retrieved January 3, 2023, from https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4713739/nathan-matthews-becky-watts-murder-shauna-hoare/

Galsworthy, D. (2016). Becky: The Heartbreaking Story of Becky Watts by Her Father Darren Galsworthy. HarperElement.

Hutchinson, J. (2015, November 15). Becky Watts’ last text: Schoolgirl’s heart-rending message to boyfriend is revealed as he tells how he confronted one of her killers AFTER the 16-year-old had been murdered. Mail Online. Retrieved January 3, 2023, from https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3319156/Becky-Watts-text-Schoolgirl-s-heart-rending-message-boyfriend-revealed-tells-confronted-one-killers-16-year-old-murdered.html

Morris, S. (2015, November 12). Mother of Becky Watts killer describes him as a “monster.”The Guardian. Retrieved January 3, 2023, from https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/nov/12/mother-of-becky-watts-killer-describes-him-as-a-monster

Morris, S. (2018, March 15). Becky Watts: case review finds eight services failed murdered teenager. The Guardian. Retrieved January 3, 2023, from https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/mar/15/becky-watts-case-review-finds-care-service-failed-murdered-teenager

Murdered Becky Watts “threatened over sexting.”(2018, March 15). BBC News. Retrieved January 3, 2023, from https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-43415677

Nathan Matthews. (n.d.). The Law Pages. Retrieved January 3, 2023, from https://www.thelawpages.com/court-cases/Nathan-Matthews-16419-1.law

Robson, S. (2015, November 29). Becky Watts’ killer “moved to new prison where he’s become pals with Crossbow Cannibal.”Mirror. Retrieved January 3, 2023, from https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/uk-world-news/becky-watts-killer-moved-new-6922388

Rodger, J. (2017, November 9). Who is Nathan Matthews and why did he kill Becky Watts?CoventryLive. Retrieved January 3, 2023, from https://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/tv/who-is-nathan-matthews-watts-13878628

Shauna Hoare. (n.d.). The Law Pages. Retrieved January 3, 2023, from https://www.thelawpages.com/court-cases/Shauna-Hoare-16418-1.law

Wills, E. (2018, November 30). Becky Watts death: Chilling police interview reveals moment Shauna Hoare laughs “like giggly schoolgirl” after killing teenager. Evening Standard. Retrieved January 3, 2023, from https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/becky-watts-death-chilling-police-interview-reveals-moment-shauna-hoare-laughs-like-giggly-schoolgirl-after-killing-teenager-a4004401.html

Wood, A. (2018, February 19). Tributes paid to Becky Watts on three-year anniversary of her tragic death in Bristol. BristolLive. Retrieved January 3, 2023, from https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/tributes-paid-becky-watts-three-1236062