EastEnders star Sian Blake 'killed after decision to leave partner'
A former EastEnders actress and her two young sons were brutally battered and stabbed to death by her partner after she decided to leave him, a court has heard.
Arthur Simpson Kent killed Sian Blake, 43, and their sons, Zachary, eight, and four-year-old Amon, in the family home before burying their bodies in the back garden.
The Old Bailey was told that Ms Blake, the family's main breadwinner, had recently been diagnosed with terminal motor neurone disease.
This, along with her "unhealthy" relationship with Simpson Kent, led her to plan to take the children and move back in with... read more
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