Milly Dowler killer Levi Bellfield ‘engaged to prison visitor’ and plans wedding
Levi Bellfield, the evil serial killer who murdered Milly Dowler, is reportedly engaged to a female prison visitor who he plans to marry from behind bars.
The depraved 53-year-old allegedly got down on one knee in front of shocked prison staff, placed a ring on his lover's finger and popped the question – to which she accepted.
He is currently serving a whole-life sentence having been found guilty of killing Dowler, 13, Marsha McDonnell, 19, Amélie Delagrange, 22, and attempting to kill Kate Sheedy, 18 at the time.
According to The Sun, Bellfield has now contacted a solicitor to facilitate the marriage from within HMP Frankland in County Durham.
The woman is reportedly a blonde in her 40s.
Bellfield wrote to her two years ago and they've been corresponding ever since, with her visiting him once or twice a week for two hours at a time.
The news has sparked fury among prison officials, police and politicians.
Justice Secretary Robert Buckland told The Sun: "Milly never got to see her wedding day. It cannot be right that he gets to have his."
He added that people would be "rightly shocked" to hear Bellfield was able to form some kind of relationship after his evil actions.
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David Spencer, director of the Centre for Crime Prevention, described the news as an "insult" to the families of Bellfield's victims.
"Given the magnitude and nature of his brutal crimes, it will turn many taxpayers’ stomachs to think that their money is being used to fund such a grotesque union," he said.
Spencer also called on the Ministry of Justice to find a way to step in and prevent the unholy union.
A number of MPs also told The Sun of their opposition to the marriage.
A Prison Service spokesperson said: "An application has been received and is being considered in the usual way."
Under the 1983 Marriages Act and the Human Rights Act prisoners have the right to marry in jail.
Any ceremony would take place in the prison's chapel and be closely observed by staff.
He would then be allowed a two-hour visit with his new wife but with no conjugal rights.
A source told The Sun that the murderer has been "bragging" to fellow lags about his engagement.
They added that it is "obviously hard to see what the woman sees in him" and that Bellfield fears authorities will try to make the marriage process difficult.
Bellfield was convicted in 2008 of killing McDonnell and Delagrange, and again in 2011 for Dowler's death.
He also allegedly confessed to the 1996 killings of Lin and Megan Russell in a letter Paul Bacon, the lawyer of Michael Stone who was convicted for their deaths. Bellfield denied this.
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