A STUNTMAN has today been found guilty of murdering his ex-girlfriend and burying her naked in a flowerbed.
Kirill Belorusov, 32 was found guilty at the Old Bailey of murdering French film producer Laureline Garcia-Bertaux, 34, before burying her in a shallow grave.
Police found Laureline Garcia-Bertaux’s body at her home in Kew, South West London, two days after she was last seen[/caption]
He then wrapped her naked body in bin bags and buried her under a thin layer of soil in her back garden in Kew, South West London, the Old Bailey heard.
Belorusov, the son of an Estonian Policeman, was seeing other women but had borrowed money from Laureline with the promise they would move in together.
Jurors heard he had racked up thousands of pounds in debt to the French filmmaker and lied he had found a new house for her in exchange for “nudie” pictures.
The stuntman then duped Laureline into packing up her belongings and arranging a delivery van before allegedly killing her with “brutal and clinical precision” the night before the scheduled move.
‘A CHEAT AND A KILLER’
Over a “calm and methodical” four minutes, Belorusov crushed her neck with force a pathologist likened to a person having something fall on their chest.
Oliver Glasgow, QC, prosecuting, said in his closing speech: “The last few moments of Laureline’s life must have been truly terrifying as he squeezed the life out of her.
“She realised the man who cared for her was a cheat and a killer.
“It was the kind of calculated and selfish callousness that only a man who would lie about his impending death could show.
“There was no way he could play out his lies to a successful conclusion as Laureline was a problem that had to be removed and the only way to do that was to silence her once and for all.
“And as a bonus he walked away with the money he owed her.
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“A talented young woman who was loved by all who knew her was killed with brutal and clinical precision and then disposed of with utter disdain.”
Laureline was originally from Aix-en-Provence in France.
As well as working as a personal assistant in London, she was involved in film and had worked with Dame Joan Collins on a 2018 short called Gerry.
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