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Ex army commando, 34, charged with murders of husband and wife over car park dispute



Ex army commando, 34, charged with murders of husband and wife over car park dispute

An ex-army commando has been charged with the murders of a married couple who have been allegedly stabbed to demise after a long-running parking row in Somerset, UK


Stephen Chapple, 36, an IT trainer and his spouse Jennifer, 33, have been discovered with critical accidents at their £250,000 house in Norton Fitzwarren close to Taunton on Sunday night time, November 21 and died on the scene whereas their two sons slept upstairs.

The incident is allegedly linked to an extended operating dispute over parking, as neighbours do go away their vehicles outdoors one another’s vehicles, inflicting them to typically block the vehicles of different neighbours.



Avon and Somerset Police have now confirmed that Collin Reeves, 34, has been charged with the murders and can seem at Taunton Magistrates’ Courtroom on Thursday, November 25.

Avon and Somerset Police stated autopsy examinations discovered each Ms Chapple, 33, and her 36-year-old husband died from a number of stab wounds. 


Detective Inspector Neil Meade, of the Main Crime Investigation Crew, stated: ‘Specialist officers are offering assist to Jennifer and Stephen’s households and our ideas stay with them this night.


‘We have been conserving them absolutely up to date on the progress of our investigation and so they’re conscious of this newest growth.

‘It’s undoubtedly an especially troublesome time for them and I would ask their privateness is revered as they proceed to come back to phrases with what has occurred.’

He added: ‘I would wish to remind each the media and the general public that legal proceedings at the moment are lively and Collin Reeves has a proper to a good trial.

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‘This can be very necessary there ought to be no reporting, commentary or sharing of knowledge on-line which may in any approach prejudice these proceedings.’

Detectives confirmed at a press convention yesterday that the couple’s two youngsters, 5 and 6, have been of their upstairs bedrooms whereas the assault passed off. 


They have been discovered ‘distressed’ however unharmed and at the moment are being sorted by Jenny’s sister at a house close by, neighbours stated. 



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