Rena Salmon 'Haunted' By Murder She Carried Out

Gunned down husband's mistress on Chiswick High Road fifteen years ago


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Rena Salmon, the woman who shot dead her husband's mistress in a Chiswick hair salon in 2002, has said she will be haunted by the murder until the day she dies.

Rena Salmon

Rena Salmon

The 54-year-old, who suffered a heart attack while on a home visit last year, told Mail Online that she feels remorse for the killing

Rena Salmon was found guilty of the murder of Lorna Stewart and sentenced to life imprisonment in May 2003. Mrs Salmon shot her husband Paul's lover twice in the Equilibrium hair salon on Chiswick High Road on September 2002.

She says in the interview that she planned to kill herself in front of Lorna so that she would have nightmares and understand the effect of her cheating with Paul.

"I admit that at the time my thinking was disjointed but I genuinely didn't intend killing her," Salmon told MailOnline."I simply wanted Lorna to understand and appreciate the consequences involved."

She is now released on parole after serving 14 years of a life sentence for the crime.

Salmon is reportedly involved in a dispute with her daughter, Jasmin, over the latter's failure to transfer a flat to her name following her release from prison.

She collapsed on a street in Reading last May during a visit home. She was then also diagnosed with breast cancer by the doctors treating her heart condition.

Floral tributes outside the shop where the shooting occurred

Floral tributes outside the shop where the shooting occurred

Mrs Salmon had pleaded not guilty to murder on the grounds of diminished responsibility, however, her defence was unable to convince the jury that her depression after the break down of her marriage was a contributing factor to her actions. After the verdict it was revealed to the jury that Lorna Stewart had been two months pregnant when she was shot. Salmon did not know Lorna was pregnant so it was ruled to be inadmissible as evidence.

Lorna Stewart gunned down in Chiswick

Lorna Stewart


July 21, 2017

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