A COUPLE who murdered the woman's boyfriend and tried to erase all traces of him days after his release from prison were both jailed for life today.
Scrap metal dealer Leonard Fulbirg was lured to his death by the couple almost a decade ago before they dismembered, burned and dumped his body in a roadside layby.
Tracey Cameron and Graham Haylett were both found guilty by a jury at Leeds Crown Court today after more than 11 hours of deliberations.
The judge, Mrs Justice Cox, sentenced both to life imprisonment and told them they must each serve at least 20 years before being considered for parole.
Mrs Justice Cox said: "You both agreed upon a plan, perhaps with others, to lure Lenny Fulbirg to his death and erase all traces of him and that plan was carried out by the two of you on the night of August 11, 1996.
"Exactly how and where that plan was carried out, and how the deceased met his death, we shall probably never know.
"After he was killed, the body was dismembered and burned in a brutal and chilling manner and some of his remains were then left by you, Haylett, on the moors above Oxenhope.
"No doubt you thought you had got away with it. You nearly did."
Cameron, Mr Fulbirg's girlfriend, began an affair with his friend and workmate Haylett after Mr Fulbirg was remanded in custody on child sex charges in February 1996.
Together they plotted to "get rid of" Mr Fulbirg after Cameron discovered he was a paedophile.
The court heard the couple lured him to a meeting on August 11, 1996, by playing on his continued love for Cameron.
On March 2 1997 the remains of some of the bones of a human torso were found amidst vegetation and refuse near a lay-by on the A6033 on the moors at Cock Hill, above Oxenhope, between Keighley and Hebden Bridge.
Both Cameron, 40, of Dunford Avenue, Bradford, and Haylett, 40, of Wilson Wood Street, Batley, were found guilty after denying murder.
Haylett was also found guilty of attempting to pervert the course of justice and was sentenced to two years, to run concurrently with his life sentence.