Couple sentenced to life after shooting and burying her parents

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A woman and her husband have been jailed for life for murdering her parents.

Patricia and William Wycherley were thought to have been living in Morecambe since 1998, but had instead been buried in their back garden for 15 years.

Susan and Christopher Edwards shot them and then buried them a week later at their home in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, in 1998.

The couple then stole thousands of pounds, siphoned off the Wycherleys’ pensions and sold their house.

The bodies were found last October after the Edwards gave themselves up.

They had fled to France because officials were trying to contact Mr Wycherley, believing he was approaching his 100th birthday.

The couple had spent much of their money on Hollywood memorabilia and were heavily in debt.

They were arrested at St Pancras station in London when they returned from France.

Susan Edwards claimed she was provoked into shooting her mother.

The couple will serve at least 25 years in prison.