Countdown to Murder

The Butcher Boy

Series 1 - Episode 3 The Butcher Boy



Documentary revealing the motives of killer Roderick Newall, who inherited millions of pounds when his parents were legally declared dead three years after he reported them missing in October 1987. Roderick came under suspicion of murder when traces of blood were later discovered in the family home, and was jailed for life in 1994 after he was tricked into a confession by his uncle. His younger brother Mark was also charged with conspiring to cover up the crime.

Cast & Crew

Director Nick Aarons
Executive Producer Fintan Maguire
Executive Producer Elaine Hackett
Producer Nick Aarons
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