Having battled against "silence and denials", the lead Police Officer investigating the death of a woman who washed up on a beach last year said justice has finally "been secured" as her 'secret lover' was found guilty of murder.
The reaction to Jamie Lee Warn's (55) conviction for killing Zsuzsanna Besenyei (37) came from Chief Inspector Craig Jackson, who spent months investigating her death and disappearance.
Despite denying the charges brought against him, Warn now faces 'life' in prison after a jury convicted him of murder and perverting the course of justice, deciding that he killed Miss Besenyei and then lied to the Police about it to mislead their investigation.
Pictured: Jamie Lee Warn was found 'guilty' of murdering his former colleague and lover and then lying to the Police about it.
Reacting to the ‘guilty’ verdict, the Chief Inspector said: “The defendant, Warn, went to considerable effort to cover his tracks following the murder of Zsuzsanna – probably as a result of an argument about money.
“He even tried to point the finger of blame at another man. Despite his silence and denials, justice has been secured… at the Royal Court."
Elsewhere in his statement, Chief Inspector Jackson said: “This has been a long and complex investigation and officers have worked tirelessly on pulling all aspects of this case together. Our thoughts are foremost with Zsuzsanna’s family, who have lost their daughter and sister. They have had to deal with the distressing circumstances surrounding Zsuzsanna’s death, and we hope this guilty verdict gives them some closure.”
Pictured: The last image of Zsuzsanna Besenyei alive, captured on CCTV footage days before she disappeared (Sports Direct).
The jury were unanimous in their finding that Warn perverted the course of justice, but convicted him of murder on a majority decision.
Miss Besenyei went missing in May of last year and, some days later, her car was found abandoned near La Haule slipway in St. Aubin before her body was discovered at Stinky Bay in L’Etacq.
It was the prosecution’s case, presented by Crown Advocates Simon Thomas and Matthew Maletroit, that Warn killed Miss Besenyei, hid her in the boot of her own car for three days before dumping her body on a beach at low tide.
Video: Warn leaving the Royal Court after learning of his conviction for muder and perverting the course of justice.
Over the course of the trial, the Court heard that Warn initially tried to hide the fact he and Miss Besenyei became lovers when they worked together at Les Charrieres Hotel – where he was employed as a handyman and she, a chambermaid.
The jury were also shown flirtatious and explicit text messages exchanged between the pair.
Advocate James Bell appeared for the defence and the Deputy Bailiff Tim Le Cocq presided over the trial.
Warn is due to return to the Royal Court this morning where a date will be set for his sentencing.
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