Eve Howells: when is Channel 5 documentary ‘Murdering Mum’ on TV - where are her children John and Glenn now

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The murder of Eve Howells shocked the nation in 1995 nd her story is being retold in a new Channel 5 documentary

The murder of mother-of-two Eve Howell shocked the nation in 1995.

Her brutal killing made the headlines, moreso for the story of her murder and the identity of her killer.

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But what happened to the 48-year-old schoolteacher, and who killed her?

Here’s everything you need to know.

Eve Howells was killed by her son Glenn, with her murder covered up by the help of her other son John in 1995. (Credit: PA)Eve Howells was killed by her son Glenn, with her murder covered up by the help of her other son John in 1995. (Credit: PA)
Eve Howells was killed by her son Glenn, with her murder covered up by the help of her other son John in 1995. (Credit: PA) | PA

How did Eve Howells die?

Ms Howells was a schoolteacher in the town of Dalton, Huddersfield.

She married her husband, David Howells, in 1971, with the couple going to to give birth to two sons, John and Glenn.

In August 1995, Ms Howells was found brutally murdered in her own home.

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She was found with injuries resulting from an attack from a hammer.

Her body was hit at least 10 times as she sat in the living room of the family’s Dalton home.

Who killed Eve Howells?

Police initially believed that Ms Howells was murdered during a robbery on their home.

However, further investigation led to Ms Howell’s family.

It was found that Mr Howells has premeditated his wife’s murder, and implicated his sons in his plans.

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Mr Howells was said to have groomed the two boys - John, aged 13, and Glenn, aged 14 - to carry out a the brutal killing of their mother over the course of a few months.

Glenn was the one to strike his mother with the hammer 10 times while she sat in family’s front room.

John assisted his brother in covering up the murder, including getting rid of the weapon and Ms Howell’s clothes.

Mr Howells had planned to be out of the house at the time, and was playing darts at the time of his wife’s murder to provide himself an alibi.

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Reports at the time of her murder suggested that Ms Howells had been strict with the family, enforcing curfews, rationing food and threatening her children with violence.

Mr Howells began to plan his wife’s murder after he became aware of an affair she was conducting with her children’s stepfather.

It was also reported that he stood to inherit around £150,000 from her death.

What happened to Glenn and John?

Upon going to trial for the murder of Ms Howells, Mr Howells, and his two sons pleaded not guilty to the crime.

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Ms Howells was found guilty for his part in the murder of his wife at a trial in 1997. He was sentenced to life behind bars.

Glenn and John are also found guilty and sentenced to an indefinite amount of time in prison.

However, the pair had their sentences cut shorter in 2002 by Lord Woolf, the Lord Chief Justice, who said that John has played a “lesser” part of the crime and had been heavily influenced by his father and brother.

John had his sentence reduced from seven years to six years, while Glenn also had his sentence reduced from ten to nine years.

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At the time, Lord Woolf said: “Glenn feels that he should have been convicted of manslaughter and not murder, but states that he accepts full responsibility for his mother’s death and that she did not deserve what had happened.

“He states that he saw no other way of stopping the abuse he and his brother endured.”

When is Murdering Mum: The Killing of Eve Howells on television?

The story of Ms Howells brutal murder has been retold in the CHannel 5 documentary ‘Murdering Mum: The KIlling of Eve Howells’.

The show will air at 9pm on 24 August on Channel 5.

It will be available on the Channel 5 catch-up service My5 shortly after it airs live on television.

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