Murderer’s Mistress in Agony After Lover Kills Wife for Confronting Him Over the Affair

Well, at least she has a conscience. That said, I do not think its all her fault as she says. They both played a role in ensuring that this tragedy happened. They both opted to lie to their spouses and carry on their illicit affair. But I still think ultimately the murderer took the decision to kill his wife all by himself. Tragic.


“A lovely family has been destroyed… and it’s all my fault”

  • Amanda  Chadwick has spoken about the tragic aftermath of her fling
  • She had an  affair with welder Alan Evans who killed his wife after a  row
  • Mum of two  said she is lucky to be alive saying: ‘It could have been  me’

By  Christine Challand

Regret: Amanda Chadwick, above, said she will have to deal with the guilt of the murder for the rest of her life Regret: Amanda Chadwick, above, said she will have to  deal with the guilt of the murder for the rest of her life

The mistress who believed her lover’s lie  that his suspicious wife had died in an accident – and carried on their affair  after her death – has spoken for the first time about the shattering aftermath  after he was found guilty of murder.

Amanda Chadwick broke down in tears as she  spoke of her guilt at being duped by welder Alan Evans, who was jailed for life  last week for killing his wife Louise after she confronted him about the  affair.

Chadwick, 30, a mother-of two, admitted that  she was blinded by love for Evans. She sobbed: ‘It’s because of me that a lovely  little family has been destroyed. It’s my fault. Why did she have to  die?

‘I trusted him, I believed everything he told  me. This is hard. I’ve spent the last year of my life living a lie. I thought Al  was innocent.

‘I have lost everything. I’ve got to deal  with this even though its never going to go away. ‘I’ve got to deal with the  guilt for the rest of my life.’

Chadwick, who gave evidence during the trial  but was not there to hear the verdict, said she could not explain why she had  had the affair.

She said she was lucky that Evans had not  turned on her as well, saying: ‘I think it could have been me. Yes, at least I’m  alive.’

She added: ‘I don’t want my children to go  through any more. My son is seven and my daughter is 11. She’s taken Lou’s death  very hard because she was a friend.

‘Whatever I say, nothing is going to change  what people think of me.’

Chadwick’s mother Jayne said her daughter was  ‘absolutely devastated’. She said: ‘She thought he  was innocent. Him being  found guilty was a shock because she trusted him.

Guilty: Alan Evans left, murdered his wife, Louise, left, by throwing her down the stairs after a rowGuilty: Alan Evans left, murdered his wife, Louise,  left, by throwing her down the stairs after a row

‘She has been made to look terrible in the  media. It’s not the person she is. We are a really nice family. She’s my  daughter. I have to protect her. She needs to protect her children.’

Chadwick’s four–month affair with Evans began  after the pair met in the playground of the school she worked at as a teaching  assistant. Her two children attended the school as did his daughters – twins  aged six and a five-year-old.

The couple began meeting regularly so their  children could play together but the friendship soon escalated and they would  book rooms at low-cost hotels or even share each other’s marital beds when their  partners were away.

Evans sent Chadwick thousands of text  messages, many of a sexually explicit nature, and she sent him thousands  back.

Evans, who worked as a welder, claimed during the trial his 32-year-old wife (pictured) had tripped and fallen as he slept in the lounge on the night of July 9 last yearEvans, who worked as a welder, claimed during  the trial  his 32-year-old wife (pictured) had tripped and fallen as he  slept in the  lounge on the night of July 9 last year

To disguise the affair, Evans encouraged his  wife, a care worker, to make friends with Chadwick  and her husband, and  the couples would go for walks together.

Evans admitted to the court that his wife was  suspicious.

Mrs Evans, a care worker, confronted him  after she discovered evidence of the text messages, and warned Chadwick that she  would report her to the school.

Evans successfully begged his wife of 12  years to stay with him and promised to break contact with Chadwick. He persuaded  his mistress to send him texts making it look like their relationship was over.  But the couple continued to plan for a life together, even talking about having  children.

Worcester Crown Court heard how, on July 9,  Evans, 35, pushed his wife Louise, 32, down the stairs at their home and put a  skipping rope next to her body to make it look like an accident.

Grieving: Louise Evans mother, Judith Bollen, above, said her 'happy world' had been shattered by the murder of her daughterGrieving: Louise Evans mother, Judith Bollen, above,  said her ‘happy world’ had been shattered by the murder of her  daughter

He also placed a vacuum cleaner at the top of  the stairs and claimed that she tripped and fell while he was asleep on the sofa  in the living room of their home in Kidderminster, Worcestershire.

The court heard that Evans had pushed or  thrown her down the stairs after punching her four  times, then smothered  her as she  lay unconscious.

Three months after his wife’s death, Evans  and Chadwick went on holiday to Wales as a couple to celebrate her mother’s  birthday, where she introduced him to her family. The court was shown  photographs of the pair cuddling together on a beach in Wales.

In a victim impact statement read to the  court after the verdict, Mrs Evans’s mother said she could not believe Evans had  rekindled his affair with his mistress after killing his wife.

Judy Bollen said: ‘How could he? I just  thought, “Louise is still in a freezer at the mortuary and he  is starting  a life with  that woman who hurt her so much”.

‘Louise was unhappy for the final months of  her life because of them, and he was just carrying on like she meant  nothing.’

She added: ‘How do we tell three little girls  that their daddy murdered their mummy?’

Chadwick now lives in Neath, South Wales,  after moving away from Kidderminster with her children and has split from her  husband.

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