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In an old video, Ian Huntley’s fiancee can be heard laughing as she talks about Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman

Maxine Carr: In an old video, Ian Huntley’s fiancee can be heard laughing as she talks about Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman
Huntley killed Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman, both aged 10, in August 2002 in Soham, England.

It was startling to see Ian Huntley’s former fiancee grin in an old interview film as she spoke to a BBC reporter about the victims, Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman. On August 4, 2002, Huntley murdered Wells and Chapman in Soham, England. The killer’s girlfriend, Maxine Carr, tried to obstruct justice by lying.


Although Wells and Chapman were still missing at the time of the interview, the woman in the newly emerged video appears to have been speaking about the girls in the past tense as well. Huntley was not arrested at the time either. The girls’ teaching assistant, Carr, was reportedly interviewed by BBC Look East in 2002 with the killer, according to The Daily Mail.

The woman told journalist Rachael Dane that the two 10-year-old schoolgirls “often would come up to me and confide in me and show me their lovers” while openly grinning. She continued by explaining that the other girl was “really funny,” while Wells was “just like a little angel.”


Shaun Whitmore, the cameraman, allegedly interrupted Carr during the interview and pointed out that she was referring to the duo in the past tense. The woman just said “God” and grinned. She then continued talking before making the same mistake again. Chapman “never seemed feminine; She seemed wilder and wilder,” says Carr.

The courtroom reportedly heard the interview while the Carr and Huntley trials were still ongoing. She insisted she didn’t know her ex-boyfriend had killed the two girls at the time. Data from her cellphone, given to the jury at the trial, showed she was visiting her mother in Grimsby when the victims went missing. In the early hours of August 5, Huntley called her as well.


The killer was very upset when he made the call, Carr reportedly told the jury at the time. She had been informed by him that he was helping the police with their hunt. She claimed Huntley told her, “I’m going to dress like before. In addition, the woman said in her defense that she gave the wrong alibi because she trusted the killer. “I just knew Ian, I knew he wouldn’t have done it,” she remarked. If I could have, I would have left the house quickly. Directly to the police or the nearest person to inform them.

She shared a bed with Huntley, Carrs QC Michael Hubbard had previously noted. Would she have allowed the hand that killed Jessica and drowned Holly to roam her body in the days that followed? Isn’t that against every woman’s instinct? Did she suspect or know that he had killed those children? No, based on the evidence.


However, Carr was ultimately found guilty of conspiring to tamper with the course of justice by providing a false alibi. She was sentenced to three and a half years in prison in 2003. However, she was only jailed for 21 months and protected by a life sentence of anonymity.