Man facing life in prison after murdering his secret lover & hiding her body in the boot of her car

A man is facing life in prison after being found guilty of murdering his secret lover and hiding her body in the boot of her car for three days before dumping her on a beach.

Jamie Lee Warn, 55, killed Zsuzsanna Besenyei and then tried to stage her death as a suicide.

Warn denied the crimes and went on trial at Jersey’s Royal Court – but was found guilty.

Now, Warn faces a mandatory life sentence and the minimum number of years he must serve will be decided at a sentencing hearing.

The court heard how Warn engaged in an ‘elaborate’ cover-up in the hope of “literally, getting away with murder”.

Miss Besenyei’s lifeless body was found washed up at La Pulec bay in St Ouen in Jersey on 16 May last year, six days after she had gone missing.

Crown Advocate Simon Thomas told the court at an earlier hearing that Miss Besenyei went to Warn’s flat on May 10 as she was trying to collect money from him.

While the defendant had a girlfriend, the two were secretly involved, frequently exchanges texts.

Zsuzsanna Besenyei – Credit:SWNS

Miss Besenyei sent the accused a message from her phone at 7.30pm as she arrived and the prosecution believe she was killed sometime between then and 8.20pm.

Miss Besenyei’s body was discovered at La Pulec bay, two days after her car had been found at La Haule slip, in St Brelade.

Mr Thomas told the court the defendant had disposed of her body ‘in the dead of the night’ on a ‘remote beach’.

He also face two counts of criminally perverting the course of justice, after ‘knowingly and voluntarily giving false information to the States of Jersey Police investigating’.

After an eight-day trial, the jury of six women and six men convicted Warn of murder and two counts of perverting the course of justice by lying to the police.

They reached unanimous verdicts on perverting the course of justice, and a majority verdict on the murder charge

 

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