Rena Salmon Trial Begins At Old Bailey
Old Bailey has heard of the events leading to the tragic shooting
of Lorna Stewart in her Equilibrium salon last Autumn. The defendant,
Rena Salmon, stands accused of the murder, a charge to which she
pleaded not guilty.
court was told how distraught Mrs Salmon was over her husband’s
relationship with Ms Stewart and how traumatised she had become
about the impending divorce. It is alleged that she sent a text
message by mobile phone to her estranged husband on the day in question
telling him to forget about the divorce courts because “events will
override the court appearance”.
Floral tributes outside the shop
where the shooting occured
court also were told that she drove 60 miles from her Buckinghamshire
home to Chiswick after dropping her daughter at school. Upon entering
the Equilibrium salon on the Chiswick High Road she discovered Lorna
in the basement and shot her twice at point blank range. She then
telephoned her husband and told him "I have shot her, you pushed
me to it”.
Officers arrived at the scene and found Ms. Stewart suffering from
gunshot wounds, she was pronounced dead at the scene. Armed officers
attending the scene arrested Mrs. Salmon who made no attempt to
This, reportedly, was not the first time Mrs Salmon had attacked
her husband and his lover. However, the imminent divorce and news
of the new couple trying for a baby, apparently pushed Rena Salmon
to breaking point.
May 7, 2003
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