In the seventh episode of British Murders Season 3, I tell the story of Theodore Johnson.
After being born in Jamaica in 1954, Theodore emigrated to the UK with his first wife, Yvonne Johnson, in 1980.
In 1981, Theodore was sent to prison for three years after being charged with Yvonne's manslaughter.
Theodore went on to kill two more female spouses, a crime known as uxoricide, between 1993 and 2016.
He was sentenced to serve a minimum term of 26 years in prison on January 5, 2018. The sentence would later be increased to 30 years.
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