Wednesday January 22, 03:29 PM
"House of Horrors" killer scraps celeb wedding
LONDON (Reuters) - One of the country's most notorious female killers has scrapped plans to marry a guitarist from sing-a-long rock band Slade, her solicitor has said.
Rose West, who is serving life after sexually abusing and killing 10 young women including her own daughter, broke off her engagement to bass-guitarist Dave Glover, lawyer Leo Goatley told Reuters on Wednesday.
"She telephoned yesterday to say her engagement to Dave Glover was off, and that she wanted to give that young man his life back," he said, but had no more details.
West, 48, who is serving ten life sentences at Durham Prison for her role in the "House of Horrors" killings, is said to have fallen in love with Glover after they exchanged letters for a year.
Slade, who shot to fame in 1973 with the seasonal favourite "So Here it is, Merry Christmas", said Glover, 36, had been working regularly with them over the last 18 months, but that he was a session musician and his contract had now been terminated.
"It has all come as an incredible shock," said a spokesman. "At no point had Dave Glover discussed this. It's like marrying Hitler."
While the glam-rockers were notching up 23 chart hits between 1971 and 1984, Rose West and husband Fred were raping, torturing and killing a series of young women at their home in Gloucester.
The bodies were later found entombed there, but Fred West committed suicide in 1995 before going on trial for the murder of 12 women, including the couple's 16-year-old daughter.
What the fuck is going on here ????