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UK children’s author Helen Bailey killed and dumped into a cesspit by her fiance

Tattooed hands of a criminal handcuffedIan Stewart, 56, the United Kingdom, was sentenced to 34 years in prison for murdering his fiance, author Helen Bailey, and her dog, and throwing both bodies into a cesspit under their home.

Judge Andrew Bright said it was “difficult to imagine a more heinous crime,” according to the BBC.

Helen Bailey met Stewart on a bereavement website after the death of her husband. While Bailey was planning their wedding, Stewart was planning to kill her. His goal, according to the judge, was to inherit her fortune.

Stewart drugged and then killed Bailey and her dog, but told authorities she had been kidnapped. Their bodies was found under their home in Royston, Hertfordshire, last July.

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This is truly heinous and a warning to widows to be careful after bereavement.


That is the truth Sunnygal. Given that they are so naturally good at spotting vulnerability, knowing that we have been widowed or have otherwise ended a relationship, they will see us as the perfect targets. The real nasty narcissist I was most devastated by came on the heals of a 13 year relationship (a good, but not forever kind). I was so sad about it ending, so unwilling to fully process my loss before looking for love, that I was a perfect sitting duck for this creep. He played me, love-wise, and took me for a bunch of money.

These websites for widows and the bereaved are ideal set ups for love trolls.


British police are looking into his first wife’s death. Finding out the truth about a partner’s history is important but it appears that this monster was able to pull the wool over this lady’s eyes.
I was taken in by someone I already knew but he was damaged by problems in his childhood, it took me more than 10 years to figure this out. He moved on but I have heard that his new relationship got into trouble after about 12 months. The latest partner didn’t know him before they met but she was into EFT/coaching/mentoring and the like, she recognised some of his problems and has been very active in trying to mend him. She saw him as a challenge- you can safely say that she is out of her depth!
How do we protect ourselves from this ever present risk?



Protecting ourselves is all about knowing how these types operate, looking for those behaviors, listening to our ‘gut’, knowing what our vulnerabilities are, and understanding the normal responses to manipulation and abuse. The more we understand how they work, and how we respond, the easier it is to spot and avoid, or get out early on.

It takes some fair amount of study in my opinion. I became somewhat fascinated by them, and read anything I could get my hands to. And like another poster here (see Sociopaths Are Nothing But One Dimensional Cartoon Characters) has observed, once the hurt starts to wane and the knowledge becomes greater, we can apply that to our lives.

If I get even a twinge that something is off with another person, and I have no reason to engage further I simply let go of them, the situation, etc. In my past I might (and likely would) have dug in to find out what that feeling was about, mostly because of my insecurity about my own worth and an unconscious feeling I had that I was defective. I would interpret my own warning system that something was wrong with ME, not something/someone outside myself. This would inevitably lead (in a great many cases) to me being vulnerable to their disordered manipulations.

I grew up with a narcissistic mother, so my feeling of self-value was very very low.

Now that I am ‘out of the woods’ with any of these types, and have shored up my own sense of self, values, purpose, and direction, I don’t misinterpret these gut feelings and am able to combine them with more distanced observations.


Since my last post I briefly dated someone who was very full on, I felt that he was displaying a range of red flags so I backed off very quickly. He may have been in a hurry to commit due to his age and how his long and happy marriage had ended in his wife’s ill health and eventual death. I’d like to think that I can spot a spath now but I don’t trust myself to keep a firm hold on my emotions so I became increasingly wary and ended things before it got physical.

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