Man jailed for life after murdering lover and hiding her body in car

Man, 55, is jailed for life after 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 will serve at least 19 years for the murder of  Zsuzsanna Besenyei
  • He hid her body in the boot of his car for before disposing of it on a Jersey beach
  • Warn, 55,  left her body on the beach to make it appear she’d taken her own life

Jamie Lee Warn will serve a minimum term of 19 years after he was convicted of killing Zsuzsanna Besenyei (pictured), 37, in May last year

A man who murdered his secret lover before hiding her body in the boot of his car for three days has been jailed for life.

Jamie Lee Warn will serve a minimum term of 19 years after he was convicted of killing Zsuzsanna Besenyei, 37, in May last year.

 The court heard he hid her corpse in the boot of her car before disposing of her remains on a beach in Jersey three days later.

He then left her car on the sands at St Aubin to make it appear as though she had taken her own life.

Warn, 55, denied murder and perverting the course of justice but was convicted by a majority verdict by a jury after almost seven hours of deliberation.

Sentencing him at Jersey Royal Court today Deputy Bailiff Tim Le Cocq said: ‘There are some things that may never be known about the murder of Zsuzsanna Besenyei – precisely how you killed her or why.

‘The way you tried to cover up the crime and the way you researched how to get rid of the body were aggravating factors.’

He today received a mandatory life sentence and was told he will have to serve a minimum of 19 years before he can apply for parole.

During the hearing, Crown Advocate Simon Thomas, prosecuting, said: ‘The concealment of the body is a serious aggravating factor.

‘Had the defendant’s plan gone as planned Miss Besenyei’s body would have never been discovered and this would have caused immeasurable pain to the family.’

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

Warn (pictured) engaged in an ‘elaborate’ cover-up in the hope of ‘literally, getting away with murder’ the court heard. He has been sentenced to life imprisonment

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

Mr Thomas told the court 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.

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.

The court heard that Warn hid her corpse in the boot of her car (pictured)  before disposing of her remains on a beach in Jersey three days later. He then left her car on the sands at St Aubin to make it appear as though she had taken her own life

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’.

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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