Jade Garlick stood by her stepdad, Adrian Prout, when he was convicted of murdering his wife, Kate - but then he made a shock confession. Here, she tells her story for the first time.
When Adrian Prout was jailed for murdering his wife after she demanded an £800,000 divorce settlement, his friends and family tirelessly campaigned against his conviction.
The landowner always claimed primary school teacher Kate, 55, had run away after an argument and there had been a terrible miscarriage of justice.
His loyal girlfriend Debbie Garlick, 41 – who started a relationship with prout just seven months after Kate’s disappearance – and her daughter Jade, 18, believed him.
Jade was so convinced he hadn’t done it, she launched a Facebook page declaring his innocence and planned to lobby MPs and the Queen. But her world came crashing down when Prout, 49, failed a lie detector test he had taken to clear his name. He subsequently confessed to Kate’s murder and led police to the woodland spot at his Gloucestershire estate where he had burried her.