Ex-Royal Marines Commando, 34, charged with murder of husband and wife ‘after bitter parking queue escalated’
- Stephen and Jennifer Chapple found at home in Somerset with serious injuries
- The couple subsequently died on the spot while their two sons slept upstairs
- Police confirmed tonight that Collin Reeves, 34, has been charged with the murders
An ex-Royal Marines Commando has been charged with the murder of a married couple allegedly stabbed to death in a bitter parking lot in Somerset.
IT teacher Stephen Chapple, 34, and his wife Jennifer, 33, a coffee shop in a garden center, were found with serious injuries Sunday night at their £250,000 home in Norton Fitzwarren near Taunton and died on the spot as their two sons slept upstairs. .
The incident is said to be linked to a long-running parking dispute, in which neighbors left their cars outside each other’s drivers, blocking them.
Avon and Somerset Police confirmed tonight that Collin Reeves, 34, has been charged with the murders.
Avon and Somerset Police confirmed tonight that Collin Reeves, 34 (pictured), has been charged with the murders
The Chapples were found seriously injured in their home on Sunday evening. They are in the picture together on their wedding day
Police at the scene of the dead at the Dragon Rise estate in Norton Fitzwarren
Police confirmed at a news conference yesterday that the couple’s two children, five and six, were in their upstairs bedroom while the attack took place.
They were found “disturbed” but unharmed and are now being cared for by Jenny’s sister at a house nearby, neighbors said.
Ms Chapple suffered ‘several’ stab wounds, her post-mortem examination found. Mr Chapple has not yet been executed.
Police said the incident at the Dragon Rise estate would be referred to the police watchdog due to “prior police contact with those involved.”