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

Stansted Airport had its busiest July ever with more than 2.7 million passengers travelling through the airport, according to new figures.

The manager of an estate agency in Dunmow has raised more than £600 for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) after cycling 223 miles over three days.

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Highways England has released a schedule of roadworks set to take over the coming week across Cambridgeshire and the East of England.

Friday, August 17, 2018

A Cambridgeshire man who committed a series of sexual offences against children across Essex, including in Saffron Walden has been sentenced to 17 years in prison today (August 17).

Digital Edition

Read the Dunmow Broadcast e-edition E-edition

Most read stories

Newsletter Sign Up

Dunmow Broadcast weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy