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Rose West’s lawyer speaks ahead of Making A Monster documentary and hints ‘killer may admit horrific secrets’

Rose West may own up to her murders before she dies (Picture: Shutterstock)

Rose West’s former lawyer has revealed that ‘she may admit horrific secrets’ before she dies.

Fred and Rose West are the UK’s most notorious serial killer couple, carrying out some of the most shocking and horrific murders this country has ever witnessed.

Together they killed and tortured at least 12 women in Gloucestershire between 1967 and 1987. All the victims were young women and at least eight of the murders included rape and torture.

The pair buried the bodies of most of their victims beneath the floor of their home at 25 Cromwell Street.

Now in a documentary on Channel 5 titled Rose: Making A Monster, creators explored whether Rose, 67, was born evil or if she was a product of her horrific upbringing.

Rose has never made a full confession despite being convicted of 10 murders and being condemned to prison, where she remains.

Rose and Fred West met at a bus stop and were united by an abusive past (Picture: Shutterstock)

Ahead of the release of the documentary, ex-defence solicitor Leo Goatley spoke to the Daily Express, explaining that he believes Rose may one day reveal what really happened in the House of Horrors she shared with her husband.

When questioned about the murders, Leo, who was her lawyer for 12 years, stated she would blame Fred, who committed suicide before he could stand trial.

‘There was a nice Rose and a bad Rose. Bad Rose is a wicked demon with uncontrollable rage and viciousness. But now she’s this sweet lady who likes to sew and cook and be friendly to others,’ he said.

‘If she lives long enough, and she gets dementia, her disinhibition may lead to her being open to all these memories. They’re there, they can’t just go away, they’re in her.’

Rose and Fred West went on a 20-year killing spree (Picture: Shutterstock)

When asked how she reacted when the bodies emerged, Leo said: ‘She was pretty coy, sheepish, which betrayed the fact that there was plenty on her mind she didn’t want to talk about.’

The couple’s home in Gloucester became known as the ‘House of Horrors’, after police dug up nine bodies following the couple’s 20-year spree of rape, torture and murder.

Rose was convicted in November 1995 of 10 murders and is serving a whole-life tariff, meaning she cannot be considered for parole, at New Hall jail near Wakefield.

On the other hand, Dr Jane Woodrow, author of Rose West: The Making of a Monster, believes Rose will not divulge the full extent of her murder spree with husband Fred.

Rose helped to kill and torture at least 12 women (Credits: Police handout

The criminologist previously told Metro.co.uk that she believes the serial killer will stay ‘silent’ and never end the ‘torture’ suffered by their victims’ families.

Dr Woodrow said Rose is ‘in denial’ but is also exercising ‘control’ as the person most likely to know the truth about the extent of their crimes.

The crime writer said it’s likely that Rose would have known about Fred’s past crimes as she went on to commit acts of horrific cruelty in her own right while in her teens.

‘If the police speak to her I don’t think she’ll say anything, she’s partially in denial and she’ll never face up to what she’s done.’

Rose: Making A Monster begins on Monday June 7 at 9pm on Channel 5, with the concluding episode airing on Tuesday June 8 at 9pm.


Credit: Original article published here.

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