Episode 111 - Tortured to Death: Kelly Anne Bates

On the 16th of April 1996 James Patterson Smith walked into Gorton police station and told officers that his 17 year old girlfriend had drowned in the bath. This was of course a lie; Kelly Anne had sustained weeks of torture at the hands of Smith - and her story left even seasoned detectives and pathologists lost for words. So brutal was the crime that it was the first time in Manchester Crown Court that jurors were offered counselling, every single one accepted.


This week’s episode is not for the faint of heart. 



Sources:

Britain's Darkest Taboos doc on Kelly Anne's case:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SRFU2mMQg8&t=2553s


 

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