Shropshire killer ‘made up’ confession

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A CONVICTED Shropshire killer told police he made up his confessions about other murders, a court has heard.

Interviews carried out with triple murder suspect Robin Ligus were read to the jury at Birmingham Crown Court.

The 59-year-old, formerly of Shrewsbury, is on trial for killing Brian Coles, 57, from Higher Heath, Trevor Bradley, 53, from Ludlow and Bernard Czyzewska, 36, from Harlescott, who all died in 1994.

In the interviews from 2007 Ligus claims he could not remember making confessions to a number of murders said he made the stories up.

Ligus said: “I’ve got no recollections of the confessions or nothing like that. I never committed any murders. I made them all up.”

The jury was told that the interviews were carried out after Ligus had suffered a stroke in 2006.

He is currently serving a life sentence for the murder of pensioner 75-year-old Robert Young – also in 1994 – but has been ruled unfit to plead to the other three murder charges.

Earlier the court heard the defendant confessing to two of the murders in a conversation with another prison inmate recorded on audio tape in the late 1990s.

He is said to have further admitted to a number of murders to psychologist Dr Caroline Logan at around the same time.

The jury is hearing evidence to determine whether Ligus was responsible for the acts that led to the deaths of Mr Coles and the two other Shropshire men. The trial continues.

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