Gran deported after disturbing efforts to cover up murder of son’s fiancé – World News
Police were looking for 20-year-old Jody Meyers in 2015, but Margaret Archer persuaded her son Neil to fabricate a lie about her disappearance in Australia
A granny faces deportation to the UK after covering up the murder of her son’s fiance.
Jody Meyers’ family say Margaret Archer’s deportation from Australia is a moment to celebrate.
Michael Bates, the grandmother’s brother-in-law, said he was “happy” that she is being sent to the UK
He said: “We just don’t want them around. We don’t want them in the church.
“We don’t have to look over our shoulders. We don’t want to have to see that face.”
Police were looking for 20-year-old Jody Meyers in 2015, but Archer persuaded her son Neil to fabricate a lie.
They claimed Meyers wanted to leave her fiancé and their young son and get out of their home.
A text message was also sent from Meyer’s phone to back up the story.
However, Neil Archer had strangled his partner and helped hide her body.
He later returned the next day to cover the grave with cement his mother had bought.
After pleading guilty to murder, he was sentenced to life in prison with a 22-year non-parole sentence.
His hearing was told he was abusive and controlling in his relationship.
The 55-year-old used Meyers’ bank card to buy bags of cement, which he used to bury the victim’s remains under a shed on Margaret Archer’s estate.
Bates said assisting someone to cover up the murder of a relative is another level.
Neil Archer was sentenced to 22 years in prison for the murder of Meyers.
His mother was sentenced to six and a half years in prison, which were served before she was released from prison this week.
Margaret Archer pleaded guilty in January 2018 to helping her son Neil who is serving a sentence for the murder of Jody Meyers
The 57-year-old also gave her family false hope after texting them from her phone.
Her body was discovered under a shed on Margaret Archer’s property after she was reported missing.
She pleaded guilty to helping her son but showed no emotion during sentencing, after which she spent four years without parole.
Archer is able to continue her life in the UK after being deported by Australian authorities, but Mr Bates said his family are struggling with her actions and what she has done.
You can’t see Jody Meyers on Christmas or birthdays.
And they say Margaret Archer can still celebrate her own.
Margaret Archer, the South Australia Corrections Department confirmed, was placed in the custody of border guards.
There were no details as to when she will be flown out of Australia.
A spokesman for the department told the news site it could not comment on individual cases.
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