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John Lowe convicted of murders of Christine and Lucy Lee

29/10/2014

An 82-year-old man who shot dead a mother and daughter at his home near Farnham, Surrey, has been convicted of their murders.

John Lowe killed 40-year-old Lucy Lee and her mother Christine Lee, 66, on Sunday, 23 February 2014. They had been providing care and assistance to Lowe after his long-term partner died in 2012. Lowe also killed four dogs at his home with the same shotgun.

Chief Crown Prosecutor for CPS South East, Jaswant Narwal, said: "This case represents a terrible loss of life and our thoughts are with Lucy and Christine's friends and family.

"The real tragedy in this case is that Christine and Lucy had been helping to look after John Lowe in recent months. After killing them, he showed no remorse for his actions and instead sought to portray himself as the victim.

"Anyone involved in this case cannot fail to have been moved by the extraordinary courage shown by Lucy Lee. On the day of the killings, she called emergency services to tell them her mother had just been shot and that, despite the clear threat to her own life, she would be going back for her. Tragically, Lowe killed her after she returned to the scene."

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