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UK NewsJulie Reilly murder: how killer Andrew Wallace was caught, and what happened to the 47-year-old Glasgow woman

19:00  14 august  2019
19:00  14 august  2019 Source:   inews.co.uk

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A convicted killer is jailed for at least 28 years for murdering a woman and dismembering her body. Andrew Wallace was given a mandatory life sentence for killing Julie Reilly , 47 , in her Govan flat in He also sent texts claiming that Ms Reilly had moved to the Penilee area of Glasgow .

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In February, Andrew Wallace was convicted of murdering 47-year-old woman Julie Reilly, dismembering her body and disposing of her remains in the Glasgow streets where she lived.

The butcher from Govan, 42, was handed a mandatory life sentence of 28 years after pleading guilty of killing the vulnerable grandmother, who lived with a complex brain injury.

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Image caption Andrew Wallace murdered Julie Reilly at her flat in Glasgow 's Govan. Wallace - who had told people Ms Reilly had moved to a new home in another part of Glasgow - now faces a "We will never know precisely what happened to Julie in her final moments, but we do know, as has

Police investigating the murder of Glasgow gran Julie Reilly have found human remains in the Govan area of the city. A forensic tent was erected in In February this year Wallace was sentenced to 28 years for her murder . Following the sentencing, Julie 's family called on Wallace to tell them where

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Here's what Wallace did, and how the team caught him.

What did he do?

The High Court in Glasgow heard that Ms Reilly had a brain injury, which caused her complex issues with her reaction times, her speech and her memory.

Mr Wallace befriended her, and she allowed him to stay with her in her home after he split up with his girlfriend in December 2017.

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Wallace told her he would take care of her. Instead, he brutally ended her life, cutting her limbs off with a knife and removing her remains from the house in plastic bags and suitcases.

He would later tell a friend that the suitcases were full of deer meat he was trying to sell. Another was told the bags were full of dirty washing for Ms Reilly to take care of.

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Image caption Andrew Wallace murdered Julie Reilly at her flat in Glasgow 's Govan. Wallace - who had told people Ms Reilly had moved to a new home in another part of Glasgow - now faces a "We will never know precisely what happened to Julie in her final moments, but we do know, as has

The mother of murdered Glasgow woman Julie Reilly has welcomed the discovery of her daughter's remains. Andrew Wallace is serving at least 28 years in prison for killing Ms Reilly , 47 , in her Govan flat in He also sent texts claiming that Ms Reilly had moved to the Penilee area of Glasgow .

The last recorded sighting of Ms Reilly was on 6 February 2018. Thinking her missing, her family made an emotional plea to the public for her safe return.

Detective Chief Inspector Mark Bell, of Police Scotland's Specialist Crime Division addresses the media outside the High Court in Glasgow after Andrew Wallace was jailed for life (Photo: PA)

Two months later, on 19 April, a member of the public found a bone with flesh attached in his front garden in Ardshiel Road.

Two leg bones were also discovered near Reilly's home, sparking a murder investigation.

"We will never know precisely what happened to Julie in her final moments, but we do know... she was murdered by Wallace," DCI Bell told the court earlier this year.

"He dismembered her remains and without any thought for her or her family's dignity, sought to conceal Julie in order to evade detection."

The family were only able to recover the rest of Reilly's remains after Mr Wallace confessed to their whereabouts, in an overgrown back court in Cessnock, in March 2019.

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Wallace , 42, admitted slaying Julie Reilly , 47 , and dumping her body in bags. The depraved double- killer was ordered to serve a minimum of 28 years behind bars at the High Court in Glasgow today. The court heard how Wallace murdered Julie , of Govan, Glasgow , between February 6 and

ANDREW Wallace , 42, today admitted slaying Julie Reilly , 47 , and dumping her body in bags, after working on meat counters while serving time for “It became clear during this complex investigation that his motives were far from this. “We will never know precisely what happened to Julie in her final

How was he caught?

Shortly after Ms Reilly was last scene, a note, written by Wallace, was passed to the police by a witness.

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"I am acutely aware that my future, now past, behaviour individuals and their families will be hurt," it read.

A text message sent to a friend from his phone was also suspicious: "Do you know how to assassinate a potential stalker?"

A day later, Wallace told a friend that he needed to "get rid of a body".

Margaret Hanlon (centre) and Lynne Bryce, the mother and sister of Julie Reilly address the media outside the High Court in Glasgow  (Photo: PA)

He was also discovered to have sent texts claiming that Ms Reilly had moved house to the Penilee area of the city.

In the week and ensued, he was seen entering the homes of two friends carrying heavy suitcases. One friend, he told he had hit a deer while driving and wanted to sell the meat.

Police examined Ms Reilly's flat as part of the missing person's investigation, and found traces of blood in the hall, the kitchen, the bedrooms and the living room.

Murder Case: when it's on BBC Two tonight, and how the series explores what happened to Julie Reilly and Stephen Wallace

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The 47 - year - old , from Govan, was reported missing on 15 February after failing to turn up to several appointments. A man appeared in court on Wednesday charged with the murdering Ms Reilly . Andrew Wallace , 41, made no plea during a private hearing at Glasgow Sheriff Court and was

ANDREW Wallace , known as Drew, pled guilty to the murder of Julie Reilly , 47, in her Govan flat. The evil murderer admitted to dismembering the The 47 - year - old gran – who recently suffered a brain injury – had been reported missing by worried relatives who had not heard from her for weeks.

Wallace was arrested after two leg bones were discovered close to her home. A further bone, with flesh still attached, was found in his front garden on Ardshiel Road.

An apparent burial site at Drumoyne Drive was also found by a member of the public.

Previous convictions

There was something else that helped the police link Wallace to the crime: he had previous. This was the second time he had killed a woman. He was just 15 when he was found guilty of culpable homicide in 1992.

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In February, Wallace's defence lawyer Ian Duguid told the court the killing had come after an argument.

"Julie Reilly had taken a knife and presented it at him," he said.

"He took that from her and stabbed her in the chest. This is his explanation as to how she met her death.

"A shocking crime exacerbated by what followed it. Going to such lengths was either desperation or a reflection on his thought process."

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