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Men guilty of body in boot murder
Nicola West
The cause of Nicola West's death was strangulation, court told
Two men have been convicted of raping and killing a woman whose body was found in the boot of a car parked outside Ipswich police station.

Robert McCarry, 36, and Paul Waters, 29, both of Ipswich, were found guilty of the rape and murder of Nicola West, 34, from Little Blakenham, Suffolk.

A post-mortem examination found Miss West died from strangulation.

McCarry and Waters were also found guilty of perverting the course of justice and will be sentenced later.

During the trial, jurors heard that Miss West had met McCarry in a pub before she died and the pair had become close.

Prosecutors said she was killed because she threatened to accuse McCarry of rape. Her body was found in February 2007.

Both men were remanded in custody and will be sentenced at a later date.

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