Levi Bellfields ex believes he killed mum and daughter after his confession

The ex of Milly Dowler's killer Levi Bellfield said she thinks he did murder a mum and daughter following his "confession".

Bellfield allegedly owned up to the murders of Lin and Megan Russell, in a formal confession which could prove the innocence of heroin addict Michael Stone, 61, who claims he was wrongly jailed for the 1996 murders.

The ex-partner of Bellfield and mum to his four daughters, Rebecca Wilkinson, told the Mirror she believed his claims, which were made in a letter to Stone’s solicitor Paul Bacon.

Ms Wilkinson said: “Yes, I believe it. I knew he would say it after his mum died.”

They were together for six years in the 1990s and broke up one year before the murders of Lin and Megan Russell.

She added after yesterday’s revelation: “It’s just unbelievable really. I think I’m lucky to be alive.”

Stone’s barrister Mark McDonald said he will be asking Scotland Yard to investigate the case – and will write to them this week.

Lin Russell, 45, daughters Megan, six, and Josie, nine, and their dog were tied up and bludgeoned with a hammer in a country lane in Chillenden, Kent.

Lin and Megan and the dog died but Josie survived.

Mr McDonald said: “It’s time for the Met to review this case and interview Bellfield, that’s what we want.

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“We will be writing to the Met this week asking them to take a look at the case.”

Mr McDonald added: “Michael Stone is innocent and must be immediately released from prison.

“Stone has been in prison for 26 years despite plenty of evidence that this is a miscarriage of justice.”

In Bellfield’s statement to Mr Bacon, he says he was wearing a ‘pair of marigold washing up gloves’ and had the hammer in his right hand as he stopped the Russell family walking along a lane.

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He claims his intention was ‘to just attack Lin’, but quickly changed his mind on hearing the screams, presumably of Megan and Josie Russell.

The 14-paragraph statement then goes into detail about how he led the Russells from a track before killing them, and then drove back to his Twickenham home before heading off to work.

He claims the following day he threw the hammer he used into the Thames near Walton, Surrey.

He ends the statement by saying it was the first time he had ‘committed a crime and another person has been arrested for it’, before apologising to Stone and the Russell family ‘for my heinous acts’.

Former bouncer and car clamper Bellfield is currently serving a life sentence for the murder of schoolgirl Milly Dowler, 13, in 2002.

He has also been convicted of murdering Marsha McDonnell and Amélie Delagrange and the attempted murder of Kate Sheedy, and will never be considered for parole.

The Daily Star has approached Met Police for a comment.

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