Bankruptcy for Norwich double murderer

Norwich double murderer John Moody, who killed his ex-girlfriend and her new partner, has been made bankrupt, it has emerged.

The 46-year-old, who owned Baguette Express in Castle Meadow, was found guilty of two counts of murder at Norwich Crown Court a year ago.

The sandwich shop owner had carried out a 'ferocious and sustained' attack on his former girlfriend Karen Brown, 39, and her partner Ken Snell, 65, on Halloween 2009, at Mr Snell's home in Brettingham Avenue, Cringleford.

Moody, formerly of Kerrison Road in Norwich, had denied murder on the grounds of diminished responsibility, but was convicted by a Norwich Crown Court jury last August. He was jailed for a minimum of 30 years,

Mr Justice Bean said that it would be 2039 when Moody was 75 that he would be considered by the parole board for release for the first time.


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He warned him: 'It is possible that you will never be released. You killed two people and plainly intended to kill them.'

And a public notice issued this week reveals Moody has been declared bankrupt, with creditors who believe the killer owes them money urged to get in touch with his accountants.

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Ian Robert, from London-based Kingston, Smith and Partners, was appointed as Moody's trustee to manage his bankruptcy and said that the proceedings dated back to before Moody's crimes.

He said Moody had been made involuntarily bankrupt after one of his creditors had petitioned Norfolk County Court because he owed them money.

Any creditors of Moody need to send their names, addresses and descriptions, full details of their debts or claims and names and address of their solicitors to the accountants.

They need to get their claims in to Kingston, Smith and Partners before Friday, September 2.

During Moody's trial it emerged that he was a 'jealous control freak' who was prone to rages and had been violent towards Miss Brown.

The court heard tapes of the 999 calls his victims made before he killed them, which Mr Justice Bean described as 'truly chilling'.

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