A Plot to Kill: The notorious killing of Peter Farquhar, a story of deception and betrayal that shocked a quiet English town
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In April this year, six years after the initial report, Thames Valley Police’s chief constable Jason Hogg awarded official commendations to 16 officers and civilian investigators involved in bringing Field to justice.
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Poison suspected after retired teachers die in village of Maids Moreton. Katie Gibbons and Fiona Hamilton, The Times, 18 January 2018. Retrieved 19 January 2018. (subscription required) Two years on from Peter Farquhar’s death, the major crime team detectives had no murder scene and the property where it happened had been extensively remodelled. Although there have been various documentaries, press releases and podcasts, I don’t think any of them could grasp the volume of material we had to look at.”
DS Richard Earl and Chief Constable Jason Hogg earlier this year Picture: TVP (Image: Thames Valley Police) Mr Earl said: “It wasn’t really until we delved into what material we’d already secured that we started seeing how big it was going to be.”
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The officer said [they] thought she may be being poisoned to get her money,” Mr Earl said. “That doesn’t happen, really.” All they had was a few seconds of footage from the body-worn video camera of a police officer called to reports of the death, sweeping across the living room. Maids Moreton: Benjamin Field in second bid to overturn murder conviction". 28 January 2022 – via www.bbc.co.uk.In January 2022 he appealed a second time against his conviction, but this was also rejected.   In October 2019, he was sentenced to life imprisonment, with a minimum term of 36 years.  Appeals [ edit ] Murder inquiry: 'Church warden and magician' arrested. Sky News, 17 January 2018. Retrieved 19 January 2018.