Chilling moment man arrested on suspicion of murdering his partner calmly told police: “I’m supposed to be going out to get some baccy”

Owen Pellow answering the door to police.

This was the chilling moment a man was arrested for murdering his partner as he calmly told police: “I’m supposed to be going out to get some baccy.”

Owen Pellow, 43, was still on the phone to a 999 call handler when police arrived at the door of the home he shared with girlfriend Lisa-Marie Thornton, 36.

Footage from a body-worn camera showed a dazed-looking Pellow opening the door and telling officers: “I’m Owen.”

When told to ‘step out’ of the house in Burnham-on-Sea, North Somerset, Pellow told them: “I don’t want to.”

Owen Pellow answering the door to police.

Pellow had called police telling them him partner had “suicided” – when in fact he had stabbed her 39 times.

Standing at the door of the house they shared, Pellow told officers: “She’s done herself in…She’s striking herself, three, five, nine….”

He then said: “I had to put her in the bed. She’s my love.”

The bizarre exchange took place at 7am on November 23, 2017, after Pellow had downed a bottle of whiskey and six bottles of cider.

An officer then said: “At the moment I don’t know what’s happened, so I’m arresting you on suspicion of murder.”

Owen Pellow.

Pellow replied “Oh, please… I’m supposed to be going to get some baccy, before you guys were coming.”

He then speaks into the phone, telling the call handler: “Apparently he’s now, like, messing me about.”

Pellow denied murder during a trial at Bristol Crown Court, insisting that Lisa-Marie killed herself.

But a jury saw through his lies and convicted him.

Pellow was sentenced to life in prison but will serve a minimum term of 17 years, minus the 186 days he has already served in remand.


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