Two inmates charged after Essex double murderer Brett Rogers found strangled in prison cell

PUBLISHED: 13:43 12 June 2017 | UPDATED: 13:43 12 June 2017

Brett Rogers was found dead in a prison cell. Picture: PETER MACDIARMID/WPA Pool/Getty Images

Brett Rogers was found dead in a prison cell. Picture: PETER MACDIARMID/WPA Pool/Getty Images

A double murderer from Essex who killed his mother and her friend has been found dead in his prison cell.

Brett Rogers, 25, was imprisoned for a minimum of 32 years last May after being found guilty by a jury of killing his mum, Gillian Phillips, 54, and her friend David Oakes, 60, in 2015.

Mrs Phillips died from multiple stab wounds and Mr Oakley suffered a head injury and several stab wounds.

Rogers, previously of Stansted Mountfitchet, was discovered in his cell at HMP Long Lartin in Evesham, Worcestershire, on Wednesday last week.

A post mortem found that he died from compression to the neck.

Gary Lindley, 41, and Billy White, 24, have been charged with his murder.

They have been remanded in custody to appear at Worcester Crown Court on Tuesday.

More news stories

Fri, 16:12

Chief Secretary to the Treasury Liz Truss visited Stansted Airport today to highlight the importance of exports to the UK economy and to hear about the airport’s multi-million pound expansion plans.

Fri, 13:22

An afternoon talk on Saturday, January 27 about the dangers the Cold War brought to East Anglia will launch a new display at Braintree Museum.

Fri, 13:19

Golf clubs and equipment worth some £15,000 were stolen during a break-in at Saffron Walden Golf Club.

Fri, 07:51

A water supplier is asking customers in Uttlesford to monitor their usage to help reduce the likelihood of restrictions later in the year.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Dunmow Broadcast e-edition E-edition

Most read stories

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter