Levis Bellfield was a prolific rapist and murderer and carried out several offences around London. He was first charged and convicted with crimes dating around 2004, however, it was later discovered that he had committed earlier crimes.
Levis Bellfield was a known trouble maker and had convictions for burglary, assaulting a police officer, theft, driving offences. By 2002, he had nine convictions and had spent almost one year in prison for them.
Bellfield is a very dangerous predator and uses violence habitually. He has little empathy for women and this is probably because he sees then, not as humans, but as objects to be used and manipulated for his own needs. He obviously sees his own needs and desires as more important than anything else.
Bellfield was found guilty of the murders of two young women, as well as the attempted murder of another woman. The following day, he was sentenced to life imprisonment with a recommendation that he should never be released.
On 30 March 2010, Bellfield was charged with Milly Dowler’s abduction and murder, pre-dating the earliest of the other three charges by almost a year. He was formally charged with one count each of attempted abduction, (actual) abduction, disposal of evidence and murder.
Bellfield’s second trial began at the Old Bailey in 2011 the jury found Bellfield guilty. He was again sentenced to life imprisonment the following day and the trial judge recommended that his life sentence should mean life – just as the judge at his trial for the other crimes had done three years earlier.