Killer dentist Howell jailed for sex acts

Killer dentist Colin Howell has been given a five-and-a-half-year jail term for indecently assaulting five of his female patients.

Killer dentist Colin Howell has been given a five-and-a-half-year jail term for indecently assaulting five of his female patients.

The former lay preacher, who is already serving 21 years for murdering his wife and his ex-lover’s husband, plead guilty to 12 charges of taking advantage of the sedated women over a period of four years in his Co Antrim practice.

Sentencing at Antrim Crown Court, Judge Corine Philpott said he abused his position of trust.

“You are an intelligent man and you had the means to stop yourself from doing this,” she told the 52-year-old as he stood before her in the dock.

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