Where is Joanne Dennehy now? | The serial killer featured in Killing Spree: The Hunt for Joanne Dennehy

Where is Joanne Dennehy now?

A new documentary titled ‘Killing Spree: The Hunt for Joanne Dennehy’ is airing on Channel 5 on June 18.

The documentary will tell the story of Dennehy’s crimes and provide insight into how the serial killer was caught by police after she murdered three men in Peterborough in 2013.

In this article, we briefly look at her crimes and ask the question: Where is Joanne Dennehy now?

Who is Joanne Dennehy?

Joanne Dennehy is the woman the media dubbed “Britain’s most dangerous female prisoner” following her arrest and incarceration for the murder of three men in March 2013.

Dennehy allegedly came from a stable and loving home in St Albans, Hertfordshire, but her positive upbringing wasn’t enough to quench her thirst for murder. 

After leaving home at the age of 16 with her boyfriend, 21-year-old John Treanor, she had a daughter with him in 1999. As soon as the girl was born, Dennehy, who didn’t want children, began drinking and using drugs. She also started to cut herself. 

Dennehy got pregnant again in 2005. Treanor later left her and took the children away with him to escape the toxic environment she had created at home. 

Following Treanor’s departure, Dennehy moved to Peterborough and met Gary “Stretch” Richards who became smitten with her, despite her psychiatric problems. These problems came to light in 2012 when Dennehy was arrested for theft. After being admitted to hospital for psychiatric treatment, she was diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder and anti-social disorder.

Around a year later, Dennehy embarked on her murder spree. 

What did Joanne Dennehy do?

Dennehy’s overall goal was to murder nine men in total. However, she was only able to murder three (and badly injure two more) before her arrest. 

The first person to be killed by her was 31-year-old Lukasz Slaboszewski. After the two of them went out for a drink together, she took him to a house that her landlord owned, blindfolded him, and stabbed him in the heart. She then stored his body in a dumpster. 

Ten days later, Dennehy killed one of her housemates, 56-year-old John Chapman, in a similar way. Hours later, she murdered her landlord, 48-year-old Kevin Lee, with whom she had been having an affair. 

Following these murders, Dennehy enlisted Gary Richards and a man named Leslie Layton to help her transport and dump the bodies in a ditch.

On the way home from dumping the bodies, the trio headed to Hereford looking for more men to murder. Upon arrival, they came across two men walking their dogs. Dennehy brutally stabbed them both but thanks to medical professionals who later arrived at the scene, their lives were saved. 

What happened to Joanne Dennehy?

Dennehy became a person of interest to the police after they discovered the body of Kevin Lee. When they attempted to communicate with her, she ran away, along with Richards. However, she was tracked down two days later and arrested for the murders.

In November 2013, Dennehy pleaded guilty to all three murders, as well as the attempted murders. She was then held on remand at HM Prison Brozenfield on the outskirts of Surrey. 

On 28 February 2014, she appeared in court again and was called a “cruel, calculating, selfish and manipulative serial killer” by the trial judge. He sentenced her to life imprisonment with a recommendation that she should never be freed. 

Where is Joanne Dennehy now?

According to reports, Joanne Denneny is a resident of HMP Low Newton, near Durham, a maximum security prison that also houses child killer Lucy Letby

What happened to Gary Richards and Leslie Layton?

Richards was sentenced alongside Dennehy and given life imprisonment with a minimum term of 19 years. Layton was sentenced to a total of 14 years. 


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