New ITV documentary reveals inside story on the 18-month plot to murder Sadie Hartley
It was a crime that shocked the nation: the tale of a jilted love rival, a twisted friendship and the 18 month plot to murder an innocent woman.
Now, a new ITV documentary plans to reveal the inside story on the murder of Sadie Hartley, just weeks after Sarah Williams and Katrina Walsh were found guilty of her murder.
On January 14 2016, businesswoman Hartley opened to door of her home and was tasered then stabbed more than 40 times. Her only crime was being the current partner of jealous Williams’ ex-fling Ian Johnston.
The 90-minute special documents the extreme measures Williams and Walsh took to cover their tracks. Over an 18-month period, they planned the murder to the very last detail. They planted a GPS tracking device on Johnston’s car, they bought extra large shoes in which to commit the crime, and they spent nights and nights observing their victim’s home.
With full access to the multidisciplinary police operation that uncovered the women’s terrible crimes, The Murder of Sadie Hartley will tell the dramatic and unbelievable story of how the Lancashire Police solved the mystery of Hartley’s murder.
“The story that evolved is stranger than any crime drama,” said Steve Warr, the executive producer for filmmakers Raw TV. “How these detectives hunt down the two women at the heart of the murder is utterly compelling and the most complete and gripping picture of a real life crime being solved I have ever seen.”
Watch the trailer here: