Suitcase murderer is locked up for life

Trial: Andrew Lindo.
Trial: Andrew Lindo.
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A SOUTH Yorkshire music teacher who strangled, battered and stabbed his fiancee to death has been locked up for life.

Andrew Lindo, aged 29, who taught at the Take 2 Theatre School in Birdwell, Barnsley, was told he must serve a minimum of 22 years behind bars before he can be considered for parole.

Judge Justice Andrew Smith said the killer had carried out a ‘cruel and sustained’ attack on his 30-year-old partner Marie Stewart and shown an ‘extraordinary and chilling lack of remorse’.

Lindo, who had two children with his fiancee, hid her body in a suitcase in the garage of the home they shared in Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, and carried on living there with the children.

He also took women back to the house and told them Marie had left him.

Lindo admitted manslaughter but denied murder, claiming he lost control following a row during which he accused her of mistreating their daughter.