Body in boot case - man guilty of murder

A MAN has today been convicted of the murder of an Ipswich charity worker.Robert McCarry was found guilty of murdering Nicola West by an Ipswich Crown Court Jury made up of seven women and five men.

A MAN has today been convicted of the murder of an Ipswich charity worker.

Robert McCarry was found guilty of murdering Nicola West by an Ipswich Crown Court Jury made up of seven women and five men.

The 37-year-old of Vernon Street was also found guilty of perverting the course of justice and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice by unanimous verdicts.

His co-defendant Paul Waters, 29, of Sandpiper Road, Ipswich, was found guilty of attempting to rape Miss West at the Wherstead ski slope on February 8 last year.

He was also found guilty of perverting the course of public justice.

No verdicts were returned on two other counts: McCarry charged with rape and Waters charged with murder.

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The jury was released from court until tomorrow.

During the trial the jury has heard that Waters, McCarry and Miss West were seen drinking in the Silver Star Public House in Ipswich in Vernon Street and left together.

Waters drove McCarry and Miss West to a secluded area near the dry ski slope where Waters admitted trying to have sex with Miss West and McCarry performed oral sex on Miss West while using a strangulation technique to heighten his sexual pleasure.

However the jury, by reaching a guilty verdict for murder, rejected McCarry's claims that a sexual game had gone wrong and convicted him of killing her on purpose.

The court heard that for two days after her death McCarry and Waters carried Miss West's body in the boot of Waters' car around the country before returning to Ipswich and informing the police.

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