Date of crime:
To steal £40 from the
Murder of Cicely Browne
and her 5 year old daughter Khadine Browne, in Lincoln.
Both were stabbed
repeatedly with a sheath knife.
Two concurrent life
sentences on 24th May 1985.
into Cecile's house on the Tuesday night. Neighbours did not discover
the bodies until Thursday evening. The murderer had left his
bloodstained clothes behind and stolen some of Cecile's clothes.
identity of the suspect was established very quickly, as 11 separate
fingerprints were found throughout the house. Edmonds' fingerprints were
on file, as he had attempted to burgle a shop several months before in
the same area.
Edmonds was arrested on
22nd September in London. He admitted he had killed them, but said he
had an accomplice. This was not the case.
After he had murdered
Cecile and Khadine, Edmonds fled north. He retraced this journey with
the police following his arrest, showing them where he had discarded the
knife in Ellingham, Northumberland.