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The sister of a midwife brutally murdered by her lover has told the killer she was "haunted" by the false comfort he gave the family, hours after the death.Michael Stirling was stared down in the dock by Samantha Eastwood's younger sibling during her emotional evidence as she said his actions…
A man has pleaded guilty to murdering a midwife in a bout of "intense rage" after having a "long-standing affair" with her, a court heard.The body of 28-year-old Samantha Eastwood was discovered in a shallow grave in a rural area near Caverswall, Staffordshire, in August, wrapped in a duvet, with…
A midwife was found in a shallow grave, wrapped in a duvet cover and with tape around her eyes and face, a court has heard. The body of Samantha Eastwood, 28, was discovered in a rural area near Caverswall, Staffordshire, on Saturday - eight days after going missing. Michael Stirling,…
A fundraising appeal launched to help pay for the funeral of a much-loved hospital midwife has reached its £10,000 target. The body of Samantha Eastwood was found in a rural area near Caverswall, Staffordshire, on Saturday, following an intensive police search, eight days after her disappearance. A 32-year-old man, Michael…
Samantha Eastwood's colleagues at the Royal Stoke Hospital have set aside an area to lay down floral tributes and messages. Dozens of those who worked with the midwife, who is alleged to have been murdered by Michael Stirling, her ex-fiance's brother-in-law, gathered around a temporary memorial plaque to pay their…
A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of midwife Samantha Eastwood. Michael Stirling (pictured) was charged after the 28-year-old's body was found in a rural area near Caverswall, Staffordshire, on Saturday - eight days after her disappearance. Ms Eastwood had last been seen in uniform leaving work…