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Former banker Glyn Razzell was convicted of the murder of his wife Linda in 2002.


For UK viewers awaiting their next true crime obsession, the answer may well come in the form of the BBC Two show, Conviction: Murder in Suburbia. The two-part documentary follows Inside Justice investigators as they re-examine the 2002 disappearance of Linda Razzell and subsequent murder conviction of her husband, Glyn. So, who is Glyn Razzell? And why is speculation about his prosecution intriguing enough for its own show?


Glyn Razzell first came to public attention in 2002 when his estranged wife Linda went missing on March 19, 2002 on her way to work at Swindon College in Wiltshire, the Guardian reports. Its believed that on the day of her disappearance, Linda — a 41-year-old learning support assistant — left home at 8.40 a.m. and parked her car on a street near to her workplace but never actually arrived at work. Neither Linda nor her remains have ever been found.

Despite the lack of body, Linda's husband Glyn was charged with murdering Linda in May 2002 and later convicted in November 2003, following a murder trial in which he pleaded not-guilty, the Guardian reports. Glyn Razzell has consistently denied that he committed the crime. The Mirror reports Glyn and Linda were in the midst of divorce proceedings when she disappeared. Indeed, the couple's divorce were reportedly due to be finalised in July 2002 (four months after Linda went missing), according to The Sun, with the prosecution alleging that Glyn killed Linda after she won a court order freezing his bank accounts.

So why is the story back in the news? Well, Glyn has continued to deny his guilt and fight his conviction. A former investment banker, the Mirror reports he has previously suggested Linda staged her own murder — and implicated him in the crime — to start a new life. In scenes from the first Conviction: Murder in Suburbia episode, Glyn still raises the possibility of Linda being alive, as well as denying all involvement in her disappearance and possible death. He tells investigator Louise Shorter: “I had nothing to do with [Linda's] disappearance at all and I don’t know whether she’s dead or not for sure.”

Despite maintaining his innocence, Somerset Live reports Glyn's "numerous appeals" contesting his murder charge have all thus far been rejected. Indeed, vital evidence in Glyn's original murder trial — and what is believed to have been the most significant factor in his ultimate conviction — is the fact that Linda's blood was found in the boot of a friend's car which Glyn was driving on the day she went missing. According to the BBC Two Conviction: Murder in Suburbia episode guide, Glyn has always protested that the blood was planted in the vehicle and that Linda's death was" staged," but it seems this argument has never held up in court.

https://www.bustle.com/p/who-is-glyn-razzell-the-conviction-murder-in-suburbia-subject-will-be-your-next-true-crime-obsession-9491895

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Re: Glyn Razzell and the murder of his wife Linda Razzell in 2002.
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2018, 11:12:28 AM »
Listening to him talk to Louise Shorter; his speech, the way he blames his victim, it's all there. I'm surprised Inside Justice bothered wasting time on this case when it's blatantly obvious he's guilty as sin.

The prosecution case is just a theory. Without an honest admission of guilt from Razzell one can only surmise what happened to his ex wife. This fact appears to have been lost.


"But things began to backfire for Razzell when he was suddenly offered a lie detector test to help him prove his innocence.
At first, the killer told the Inside Justice team of crime experts followed during the show that he would be happy to do it, as long as he was warned when it would take place so he could “prepare”.
But at the last minute he refused the polygraph test, blasting it as “pseudo-science” and “taking it down to Jeremy Kyle level”.
He says on the programme, screened this week: “I never wanted to do it. I’m worried about a false positive. I don’t think it’s reliable. I just can’t see the benefit"
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/wife-killer-refuses-lie-detector-12723051
« Last Edit: June 21, 2018, 09:08:40 PM by John »
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« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2018, 12:08:29 PM »
Listening to him talk to Louise Shorter; his speech, the way he blames his victim, it's all there. I'm surprised Inside Justice bothered wasting time on this case when it's blatantly obvious he's guilty as sin.

The prosecution case is just a theory. Without an honest admission of guilt from Razzell one can only surmise what happened to his ex wife. This fact appears to have been lost.


"But things began to backfire for Razzell when he was suddenly offered a lie detector test to help him prove his innocence.
At first, the killer told the Inside Justice team of crime experts followed during the show that he would be happy to do it, as long as he was warned when it would take place so he could “prepare”.
But at the last minute he refused the polygraph test, blasting it as “pseudo-science” and “taking it down to Jeremy Kyle level”.
He says on the programme, screened this week: “I never wanted to do it. I’m worried about a false positive. I don’t think it’s reliable. I just can’t see the benefit"
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/wife-killer-refuses-lie-detector-12723051

Totally agree, also he explanation of how her blood ended up in the boot is laughable.
« Last Edit: June 21, 2018, 09:05:29 PM by John »

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Re: Glyn Razzell and the murder of his wife Linda Razzell in 2002.
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2018, 12:14:51 PM »
I agree . He did seem very cocky and quite rehearsed while trying not to get mad when she posed uncomfortable questions. Maybe tonight will highlight something else but his reply to the polygraph test didn't bode well.

The blood would take some explaining if he wasn't responsible, not sure anyone bought the 'it was planted' line but yet it did take 3 attempts to find it

Either wrongly accused or rightly convicted, not sure how any of us would come across to others. Anger isn't accepted but then neither is calm

I am sure Louise Shorter will have a good take on it.
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Offline puglove

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« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2018, 01:15:54 PM »
Totally agree, also he explanation of how her blood ended up in the boot is laughable.

Ugh. Guilty McGuiltface. What a ridiculous waste of time and money.


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Re: Glyn Razzell and the murder of his wife Linda Razzell in 2002.
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2018, 01:20:35 PM »
I agree . He did seem very cocky and quite rehearsed while trying not to get mad when she posed uncomfortable questions. Maybe tonight will highlight something else but his reply to the polygraph test didn't bode well.

The blood would take some explaining if he wasn't responsible, not sure anyone bought the 'it was planted' line but yet it did take 3 attempts to find it

Either wrongly accused or rightly convicted, not sure how any of us would come across to others. Anger isn't accepted but then neither is calm

I am sure Louise Shorter will have a good take on it.

Why would Louise Shorter "have a good take on it?"

First off, as already pointed out, the police and prosecution case is a theory which Louise Shorter appears to have been going along with as fact?

What about alternative narratives?

It was explained why it took 3 attempts to find the blood. Whilst it could appear to suggest shoddy police investigation it could also suggest the police didn't originally think Razzell had put his ex wife's body in the boot of his mates car, and they initially just followed basic procedures as opposed to a more thorough analysis, as with the 3 rd attempt.

Glyn Razzell was in prison with Simon Hall in HMP Kingston and as guilty then as he is now.

If people like Louise Shorter want to be taken seriously then they really should play catch up and learn some basic lessons in separating fact from fiction. I found the entire programme ameaurish.

Razzell displayed quite obvious traits of psychopathy during his telephone conversations with Shorter. It's a shame her and her team don't concentrate on educating themselves and others re personality disorders as opposed the rubbish they showed last night. 
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Re: Glyn Razzell and the murder of his wife Linda Razzell in 2002.
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2018, 01:27:12 PM »
He'd previously pushed his ex wife through a glass door!

His admittance and down playing of the gravity of his quite apparent violent nature was a BIG clue; added with all the others - including the fact his children want nothing to do with him. I bet their witness statements are eye openers!?
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« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2018, 01:37:44 PM »
Totally agree, also he explanation of how her blood ended up in the boot is laughable.

Reminds me of the Adrian Prout case.

And Nick Ward; Nicholas Rose etc etc
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Re: Glyn Razzell and the murder of his wife Linda Razzell in 2002.
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2018, 01:55:06 PM »
Why would Louise Shorter "have a good take on it?"

First off, as already pointed out, the police and prosecution case is a theory which Louise Shorter appears to have been going along with as fact?

What about alternative narratives?

It was explained why it took 3 attempts to find the blood. Whilst it could appear to suggest shoddy police investigation it could also suggest the police didn't originally think Razzell had put his ex wife's body in the boot of his mates car, and they initially just followed basic procedures as opposed to a more thorough analysis, as with the 3 rd attempt.

Glyn Razzell was in prison with Simon Hall in HMP Kingston and as guilty then as he is now.

If people like Louise Shorter want to be taken seriously then they really should play catch up and learn some basic lessons in separating fact from fiction. I found the entire programme ameaurish.

Razzell displayed quite obvious traits of psychopathy during his telephone conversations with Shorter. It's a shame her and her team don't concentrate on educating themselves and others re personality disorders as opposed the rubbish they showed last night.

Glyn Razzell admitted to being violent towards his wife during his phone conversation with Ms Shorter, regardless of his acquittal in court. Men like him can be convincing and conniving and his wife didn't really stand a chance of having her voice heard; at least not in life.

It doesn't surprise me she had mental health problems. 17 years with a psychopath is a long time!


https://glynrazzell.org.uk/case-overview/
"Linda had a history of making false allegations of domestic violence against Glyn which had led to charges, however when the court heard the full facts Glyn was acquitted. Allegations were made just days before key divorce hearings. Subsequently at the hearings Glyn was disadvantaged by the allegations pending which were used by Lindaís solicitors to wrongly attack Glynís character. No allegations of violence or misconduct had ever been made against Glyn until the divorce started.

Linda has a long history of mental illness and has been a patient at Goodmayes Mental Hospital in Essex and Seymour Clinic Psychiatric Unit in Swindon.


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Offline puglove

Re: Glyn Razzell and the murder of his wife Linda Razzell in 2002.
« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2018, 02:20:37 PM »
Ugh. Guilty McGuiltface. What a ridiculous waste of time and money.


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AND....there were far too many close-ups of LS's eyeliner and dodgy bottom teeth.


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« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2018, 05:16:46 PM »
yes...what was that all about?  8)--))
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Re: Glyn Razzell and the murder of his wife Linda Razzell in 2002.
« Reply #11 on: June 20, 2018, 05:33:55 PM »
As far as I know, neither Glyn Razzell, nor Jeremy Bamber have actually been diagnosed as psychopaths.

As far as I know, the latter did take a lie detector test, passed it, yet most people on this forum think he's guilty.

I can't claim to know much about lie detector tests, but I have heard that it's possible to pass one if you really believe that you're innocent, even if you're not!  Like Glyn Razzell, I would be afraid of what it might throw up, even if I knew I was innocent, so I don't blame him for refusing to do it.

I watched the programme last night, and still believe in his innocence. Part 2 might have me eating my words----who knows!


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Re: Glyn Razzell and the murder of his wife Linda Razzell in 2002.
« Reply #12 on: June 20, 2018, 05:50:32 PM »
lets hope tonight's programme gives us more to go on. We always assume how people would act in certain settings but we dont even really know how we would react ourselves.

Right now there hasnt been anything that shouts out wrongly convicted but like you say mrswah who knows what will be shown tonight.

I will be watching with interest.

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« Reply #13 on: June 20, 2018, 06:28:20 PM »

I watched the programme last night, and still believe in his innocence. Part 2 might have me eating my words----who knows!

What makes you think he's innocent?
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« Reply #14 on: June 20, 2018, 06:30:21 PM »
As far as I know, neither Glyn Razzell, nor Jeremy Bamber have actually been diagnosed as psychopaths.

Diagnosis or not IMO they both present with numerous psychopathic traits
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