and the Murder of
Tracie Andrews reports the murder of her fiancé Lee Harvey, after a
“road rage” incident.
The Times, 3 December
The Daily Telegraph, 3 December
She makes an emotional appeal for the capture of the murderer.
Evening Gazette, 3 December
The Times, 4 December
The Daily Telegraph, 4 December
She is admitted to hospital following
a suspected drug overdose.
The Times, 7 December
Following her discharge from hospital, she is arrested in connection with the
The Mail on Sunday, 8 December
The Sunday Times, 8 December
The Sunday Telegraph, 8 December
The Times, 9 December
Police set up roadblocks in an attempt to find witnesses to the attack, and
search for a murder weapon.
The Daily Telegraph, 9 December
Despite interviewing 650 motorists, police fail to find any witness to the
alleged car chase.
The Times, 10 December
The Daily Telegraph, 10 December
She denies the killing.
The Sunday Times, 15 December
The Sun, 16 December
The inquest opened and adjourned.
The Times, 18 December
She is charged with the murder.
The Times, 20 December
The Telegraph, 20 December
She denies the charge on her first court appearance.
The Times, 21 December
The Telegraph, 21 December
She is released on bail.
The Times, 24 December
The Telegraph, 24 December
British Media Review, 24 December
She appeals for more witnesses.
The Times, 6 February
She does not attend the funeral.
The Times, 8 February
The Telegraph, 8 February
She pleads “not guilty”.
Evening Gazette, 21 April
The Times, 22 April
Her trial starts in Birmingham.
The Times, 1 July
The prosecution outlines its case.
Evening Gazette, 1 July
The Times, 2 July
The Daily Telegraph, 2 July
Evidence of her violent relationship.
The Times, 3 July
The Daily Telegraph, 3 July
The court hears evidence from 2 witnesses.
an unnamed 9-year-old girl, The Times, 4 July
and a former detective constable. The Times, 4 July
The Daily Telegraph, 4 July
A theory of how she disposed of the murder weapon is put forward.
The Daily Telegraph, 5 July
She tells the court she was in love with Lee Harvey.
The Times, 10 July
The court is told of her suicide attempt.
The theory is advanced that Lee Harvey was killed in a dispute over drugs.
The Times, 11 July
The Daily Telegraph, 11 July
The defence starts to present its case.
The Times, 12 July
The Daily Telegraph, 12 July
Another driver claims to have been a similar road-rage victim.
The Shropshire News
She appears in the witness box.
Evening Gazette, 14 July
The Times, 15 July
The Daily Telegraph, 15 July
Her second day in the witness box.
Evening Gazette, 15 July
The Times, 16 July
The Daily Telegraph, 16 July
Her third day in the witness box, and other witnesses testimony.
The Times, 17 July
The Daily Telegraph, 17 July
The jury retires to consider its verdict, and requires more time.
Evening Gazette, 28 July
The Times, 29 July
The Irish Times, 29 July
Found GUILTY, she is jailed for life.
Evening Gazette, 29 July
The Times, 30 July
The Daily Telegraph, 30 July
Independent Television News, 29 July
British Media Review, 30 July
A further witness is mentioned.
Evening Gazette, 29 August
British News Archives, 28 August
“Exclusive: TRACIE ANDREWS stole our little girl's Christmas”
Best, 30 December
Catatonia release Road Rage, based on the case
She is given leave to appeal
BBC, 26 January
The Times, 27 January
The Daily Telegraph, 27 January
She is used an as example in an article on lying
The Times Weekend Supplement, 19 September
She appeals against the conviction
BBC, 5 October
The Times, 6 October
The Daily Telegraph, 6 October
She loses her appeal
BBC, 13 October
The Times, 15 October
The Daily Telegraph, 15 October
The Daily Mail, 15 October
A witness is charged with attempting to pervert the course of justice
The Times, 4 November
She admits the crime
News of the World, 18 April
The Daily Telegraph, 19 April
The Times, 19 April
The Daily Mirror, 19 April
She is used an as example in an article on murder
Best, 17 August
She is used an as example in an article on killers
Best, 20 January
Her solicitor is jailed for a legal aid scam
Daily Mail, 30 October
She is used an as example in an article on sob-story killers
Best, 14 February
After several lesbian affairs in jail, she announces she plans to marry a man when released
The People, 10 November
Maureen Harvey, Lee Harvey's mother, publishes her account of events.
She is allowed out of jail for 40 minutes in preparation for release.
Daily Mail, 9 June
She has a cosmetic surgery operation to realign her jaw.
Daily Mail, 9 June
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