Dec 5 – Barry Wallace, 18, a Tesco shelf stacker, vanished on the way home from a nightclub in Kilmarnock. William Beggs, 36, was arrested in Holland on Dec 29 and was jailed for life (20 years) in Oct 2001. Dec 3 – Edmond Safra, 67, Jewish banking billionaire, and his nurse Vivian Torrente, died of smoke inhalation in the panic room of his penthouse in Monte Carlo. Ted Maher, 41, an American former Green beret, was jailed for 10 years for arson. Dec 1 – Mara Dorman, 40, a prostitute and crack addict from Belgravia, vanished in Dec 1999, stabbed and beaten and dumped in a black trunk by the side of the road at Hurstbourne Tarrant, near Andover, Hampshire on Jan 12, 2000 by a man with a metal detector.
His head was found on a beach 10 miles away at Barrassie, Ayrshire. Her boyfriend Tony Bayram, 39, a taxi driver from Walworth, south London, was jailed for life in Feb 2001.
Ray “Tikki” Whittaker, 33, was jailed for life (25 years). The trial heard the bodies were discovered by Mrs Price’s lesbian lover, Billy Jo Robson, on her return from a night out.
Chris Peterkin, 17, a student from the nearby Bayonne estate, was jailed for life in July 2000.
He was caught by DNA after spitting on the victim’s body.
James Goodman, 22, and Shaney Heskey, 28, were both jailed for life in October 2000.
Heskey’s cousin Emile used to play for Liverpool and England.
His son Callum, 3, was unhurt but was left with the body for three hours.
David Broddle, from Horncastle, was found dead a few days later in a fume-filled car in Bakewell, Derbyshire, along with his girlfriend Lorraine Richardson.
Dec 17 – Roy Brooker, 41, unemployed painter and decorator, was killed after leaving the Gin Palace pub in Old Kent Road, SE London.
His bloodstained clothes were found in a burnt out car in Bermondsey.
The trial at Nottingham CC heard Hill had been cleared of killing Goodman’s friend in 1996.