Trial for Robin Stanislaw Ligus Begins

on June 10, 2011 in Serial Killers by

The trial of Robin Stanislaw Ligus began Thursday in the Birmingham Crown Court. He is accused of murdering Trevor Bradley, Brian Coles and Bernard Czyzewska over seven months in 1994.

Prosecuting counsel James Curtis told the court that there are recordings of Ligus admitting the murders to police, medical personnel, legal staff, and academic parties. He also said that although Ligus’ mental state has deteriorated since a stroke in 2006, the statements were made around 2000.

The body of antiques dealer Trevor Bradley was found in a burned-out car near Melverley. Brian Coles was found dead in his home in Higher Heath. And Bernard Czyzewska was found in the River Severn.

Ligus was ruled unfit to enter a plea in May. Instead of determining whether Ligus is guilty or not guilty, the jury will pass a verdict at the end of the trial stating whether Ligus is responsible for unlawful killing.

Ligus is already serving a life sentence for the murder of Robert Young, a 75-year-old from Shrewsbury. He has been in custody since November 20, 1994. Before these new charges were leveled, he was due for consideration of release this year.

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