IRELAND: Dentist Colin Howell pleads guilty to murdering wife 20 years ago – current wife flees to Florida and files for divorce

BELFAST: FLORIDA WOMAN FILES FOR DIVORCE AFTER HER IRISH HUSBAND CONFESSES TO MURDERING HIS WIFE 20 YEARS AGO

The UK Telegraph has run a story about an Irish dentist who allegedly murdered his wife 20 years ago who has now come forward to confess his guilt.

Murder in Belfast leads to divorce in Florida

Colin Howell is accused seems to have confessed of murdering his wife and mother of his wife and mother of his four children, Lesley Howell, back in the 1980’s. Leslie was 31 at the time and it seems the motive was to get her out of the way so that he could conduct an affair with a woman by the name of Hazel. To that end, he promptly murdered Hazel’s husband as well, a constable named Trevor Buchanan. Until the confession, it was widely believed that Leslie and Trevor died from a “suicide pact” whereby they locked themselves into a car and turned on the carbon monoxide.

Fast forward 20 years and dentist Howell has come forward and admitted his guilt. Also on trial, evidently, is Hazel, who has also been implicated somehow.
The divorce bite in this story, is that Mr. Howell had since re-married (as had Hazel) after murdering his wife, and his new American wife Kyle Howell, a divorcée from Florida who has borne him five children, upon learning of his dark past, fled back to Florida and has filed for divorce. She is being represented in this case by the law firm  Avery, Whigham and Winesett in Fort Myers. Read more about this bizarre story in the UK Guardian here.
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