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Murder accused 'made suicide vow'
Amelie Delagrange
Amelie Delagrange was murdered in Twickenham
A woman has told a court her partner threatened to kill himself days after student Amelie Delagrange was murdered.

Emma Mills told the Old Bailey that Levi Bellfield had asked her to look after their three children and said: "I am in trouble with the police".

Miss Delagrange was killed in Twickenham, south-west London, in 2004.

Mr Bellfield, 39, denies the murders of Miss Delagrange and Marsha McDonnell, two attempted murder charges and a kidnap charge.

'Quite vague'

Giving evidence on Monday, Miss Mills said she had received a night-time phone call from Mr Bellfield a few days after Miss Delagrange was killed.

She said: "He was really, really low - crying. He said he was going to kill himself.

"He didn't pinpoint anything. He was quite vague, he was sobbing.

"He said: 'I am in trouble with the police. I am going to go to prison.' I was worried about him."

Mr Bellfield was later taken to hospital, as he claimed he had taken an overdose.

Ms Mills said she telephoned him at the hospital.

"Levi said another couple of months and I would be arranging his funeral."

She added that Mr Bellfield had told her: "Look after the children."

Wheel clamper

The prosecution alleges Mr Bellfield, of West Drayton, west London, drove past buses and bus stops in various vehicles looking for young women to attack.

The former wheel clamper and pub bouncer denies attempting to murder Irma Dragoshi, as well as a count of grievous bodily harm with intent.

He has also denied the attempted murder of convent school head girl Kate Sheedy and the kidnap and false imprisonment of teenager Anna-Maria Rennie.

All of the attacks he is accused of happened between October 2001 and August 2004.

The case continues.



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