the bone chilling murder of Becky Watts

BECKY Watts was 16 years old when she was murdered by her step-brother.

Since then her family has struggled to cope with her violent death at the hands of a loved one.

What happened to Becky Watts?

Becky Watts was a 16-year-old student living in Bristol with her dad Darren Galsworthy and his wife Angie in 2015.

She was reported missing on February 20 at around 4pm by her family who said her disappearance was “out of character”.

A social media campaign called #FindBecky was launched, but it was already too late.

It later emerged the tragic teen had been murdered the day before she was reported missing.

The date of her death was revealed as February 19, 2015, which was the day of her brother Dan’s 20th birthday.

Her body was discovered chopped up and hidden as part of a sick kidnap plot by her evil step-brother Nathan Matthews and his girlfriend Shauna Hoare.

Becky had suffered more than 40 injuries as she desperately fought for her life against the evil pair – before she was eventually suffocated and her corpse sawn up in a bath.

The cold-blooded killers then bundled Becky’s body into the boot of their Vauxhall Zafira — before staying at the family home for another six hours as if nothing had happened.

Back at their home two miles away Becky’s corpse was chopped into eight pieces with an £80 circular saw bought from B&Q.

Who is Nathan Matthews?

Takeaway delivery driver Nathan Matthews, son of Anjie Galsworthy, was brought up by his grandmother Margaret May and her husband Christopher.

He suffered pain, depression and anxiety from an early age after being diagnosed with a rheumatic condition called fibromyalgia.

He was in a relationship with quiet but hard-working Shauna Hoare who cared for his disabled mum at the time of Becky’s death.

She grew up in care as a child before moving back in with her birth mum Lisa Donovan who had seven other children.

But the pair were hiding dark secrets behind their seemingly normal lives, sharing a warped sexual obsession with petite teenagers and threesome sex sessions.

In the weeks before Becky’s death, Matthews and his girlfriend, who lived together in A housing association terraced house in Bristol, had exchanged intimate messages about kidnapping girls.

On February 19, 2015, they went to Becky’s home armed with a “kidnap kit” including handcuffs and two stun guns.

During the five-week trial at Bristol Crown Court, Nathan told the jury how he closed his eyes as he dismembered his step-sister’s body with a circular saw.

He then put nine-stone Becky in a red suitcase to take back to his home, before offering a friend £10,000 to store items for him.

Despite all this, they ordered a takeaway, played a game of Monopoly and laughed over a parody song from Frozen called Do You Want to Hide a Body?

How did Shauna Hoare behave around police?

New footage has also emerged which shows Shauna Hoare smiling as she gets a thrill out of lying to cops after butchering her killer boyfriend’s step-sister Becky Watts.

Harrowing footage shows Hoare getting a thrill as she tries duping cops as she and Matthews spin a web of lies.

But experts on Investigation Discovery’s Faking It: Tears Of A Crime have revealed how Hoare gave away tell-tale signs while being grilled by cops.

Cliff Lansley points out Hoare smiles as she’s asked about Becky’s disappearance, saying: “This is what we call ‘duping delight’; it’s the thrill you get from getting away with a lie.

“Those little smiles, she can’t control them… she thinks she’s winning here.”

What sentences did Nathan Matthews and Shauna Hoare?

In November 2015, Matthews, was convicted of her murder and sentenced to life in prison with a minimum of 33 years.

Hoare was found guilty of Becky’s manslaughter and sentenced to 17 years in prison.

In June 2016 the couple lost a bid to quash their combined sentences of 50 years for her murder.

Judges said they were satisfied there is “no reasonable argument” that the convictions were “unsafe or that the sentences were wrong”.

Murdered schoolgirl Becky Watts was told explicit pictures of her would be posted online months before she was killed, it has been revealed.

Becky’s step-brother Nathan Matthews suffocated her at her home in St George, Bristol, in February 2015.

He and his girlfriend, Shauna Hoare targeted Becky due to their sexual interest in petite teenage girls.

Becky’s parents told a serious case review they did not know she was being bullied and “could not keep her safe”.

The review by the Bristol Safeguarding Children Board said Becky had been the victim of sexting at the hands of a “young male peer” who told her the explicit pictures would be posted online.

Becky told caseworkers about it some time around May 2014 and said she was worried her father “would throw her out” if he found out – a threat that he had carried out at least once.

In one instance she was told to leave one Christmas and had stayed with friends. She had exhibited “serious anxiety” about this being made permanent.

The report criticised the advice she had been given to deal with this.

Becky’s father, Darren Galsworthy, told the review he was not given the parental support needed to help his daughter and he was “not included by professionals”.

Becky, who had a history of mental health issues and suffered from anorexia, had been seen by a number of professionals over several years.

Her mother told the review that too many people had been involved in her care and she could not build the trust she needed to speak out.

During an initial assessment “Becky reported feeling scared about a lot of things” and told a family support worker that she read about abduction cases.

The report said instead of looking at her wider problems Becky was described as “controlling”, “lacking aspiration” and “not engaged with the assessment”.

Mr Galsworthy said in hindsight they could see her behaviour was worse when her step-brother, who bullied her about her weight, was present.

The review said there was no evidence that her murder could have been “predicted or prevented by any professional working with Becky”.

But it did find there was a need for services to be focussed on “the needs and circumstance of adolescents” to avoid vulnerable young people “being seen as ‘troublesome’ rather than troubled because of their circumstances”.

The safeguarding board also said there were shortcomings in “assessing and understanding” Becky’s complex needs and professionals failed to engage her father and help him understand her issues.

It also recommended trying to engage fathers in family therapy and parenting sessions.

The report said that “at the time of working with Becky there were inconsistencies” in the multi-agency approach to looking after Becky and recommended in future that professionals should not take what parents or carers say about a young person at “face value”.

In addition to the safeguarding review, there is an ongoing Domestic Homicide Review into Becky’s case.

A couple who “unwittingly” hid the remains of murdered Becky Watts in their garden shed have been jailed.

Becky’s dismembered body was found at Karl Demetrius and Jaydene Parsons’ Bristol home, 12 days after she was killed in a sexually-motivated kidnap.

They pleaded guilty to assisting an offender but insisted they did not know what was in the bags they were storing.

Nathan Matthews and Shauna Hoare were jailed last year for killing Becky, Matthews’s 16-year-old stepsister.

At Bristol Crown Court, Demetrius, 30, was sentenced to two years and Parsons, 23, jailed for 16 months.

The court heard the pair “could not have imagined” what they were storing for Matthews and believed it to be cannabis or stolen goods.

Recorder of Bristol, Judge Neil Ford QC, told the pair: “The offender you assisted was Nathan Matthews who has been convicted of the murder of Rebecca Watts and other related offences.

“He not only killed Miss Watts but he dismembered her body in preparation for disposal of it.

“You both knew Nathan Matthews but neither of you could have imagined that he was capable of the levels of depravity to which he descended.”

Body in shed

During last year’s trial of Matthews and Hoare, the jury heard how he suffocated the teenager at her home in the St George area of Bristol while trying to kidnap her.

He then used a circular saw to dismember her body before hiding the parts in a shed. Meanwhile a huge manhunt in Bristol was under way to track her down.

Matthews was sentenced to life in prison and told he would serve at least 33 years. Hoare was jailed for 17 years.

They are appealing against their convictions and sentences.

What has Becky’s dad said since his daughter’s murder?

Darren Galsworthy has previously lashed out at his wife Anjie’s son who he treated as his own son, saying it was a “despicable act of evil that can never be forgiven or forgotten“.

Since his conviction, Anjie has admitted she still loves her killer son, “but not the monster he turned into”.

Darren has admitted turning to prescription drugs to numb the pain of losing his teenage daughter.

He says he blames himself for not protecting Becky from killers Nathan Matthews and his girlfriend Shauna Hoare.

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