In March 1994, 38-year-old Henry and his 29-year-old fiancée Anna-Jane Cheney, were just six weeks away from getting married. After returning home from a few after work drinks, Anna-Jane decided to take a bath while Henry visited his mother.
When Henry returned home around 8.15pm he found Anna-Jane submerged in the bath. She had drowned.
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At first authorities believed it was a terrible accident, Anna-Jane had slipped in the bath, knocked her head and fallen unconscious underwater.
Summing up the call-out later at the nearby Holden Hill police station, one officer noted in the station’s journal, “No suspicious circs, appears drank bottle of wine during evg at hotel, gone home, sat in bath, fallen asleep, drowned. No signs of struggle etc on body at all”.
But the police soon turned on Henry and he was arrested for the murder of his fiancée.