The Murder of Isabelle Cowley (4)

As always, my thoughts & opinions are in PURPLE. Links are in BLUE. All else quoted from source



By DAVID SCOTT  Jul 12, 2011

Rachel Cowley walked off with her child, Isabelle, and drowned her in a burn
Rachel Cowley, 43, cut the ­umbilical cord of Nicola Charles’s newborn son at Raigmore Hospital in Inverness in February.
She then walked off with her own child, Isabelle, and drowned her in a burn.
The mother-of-two told police searching for the girl that no one would have heard the child screaming. She later confessed to a chaplain while in hospital and smiled at the end of it.
Cowley, of Shenval, near Drumnadrochit, Inverness-shire, was charged with murder. But the Crown yesterday accepted her plea to the reduced charge of culpable homicide on the basis of diminished responsibility.
The High Court in Edinburgh heard that Cowley and Ms Charles, 26, were both in a relationship with Christopher Everitt, who fathered their children.
A psychologist who later examined Cowley said there was “a degree of anger, jealousy and depersonalisation”.
Advocate depute Alex Prentice QC said: “In his view, given the accused’s personality, the domestic situation was untenable. The birth of the new baby brought the whole domestic situation into focus and Rachel Cowley’s world collapsed. The baby signified a constant tie between Chris Everitt and Nicola Charles.”
He said psychiatrists who examined Cowley believe she has a psychological disorder.
Cowley, a first offender, admitted killing Isabelle in February by forcing her head under water and causing her to drown.
The court heard that Cowley, who has a three-year-old son, Oliver, and Mr Everitt had lived an alternative lifestyle after moving from London to Scotland.
Over time a sexual relationship developed which involved the pair and Ms Charles, whom they met when auditioning for a drumming circle. After Ms Charles became pregnant she chose Cowley and Mr Everitt as her birthing partners. Following the birth, Cowley held the baby and a midwife noticed she seemed tense.
Cowley, originally of Essex, left the ward with Isabelle. She later appeared at a couple’s home in Balloch, near Inverness, in the early hours of February 23 claiming she was lost.
Cowley, who described herself as a yoga teacher and circus and dance performer, was wearing a boiler suit she had taken from a skip at the hospital. She ran off when the police were called, but was traced by officers.

The court heard that police asked Cowley if she had hurt the girl.

She said: “I think I might have done something to her. I think she might be hurt.”

Mr Prentice said Mr Everitt did not wish to provide a victim impact statement, but added: “He is of the view that the accused requires help and that he and his son have lost two important people from their lives.”

Defence solicitor advocate Murray Macara QC said that all the available evidence pointed to Cowley having been “a loving and caring mother to Isabelle”.
Judge Lord Bannatyne continued the case until September 28, detaining Cowley in Edinburgh Royal Infirmary’s Orchard Clinic psychiatric unit before she is sentenced.

Found Here  The Express


A mother who drowned her daughter after attending the birth of her lover’s baby to another woman has been jailed for five and a half years. 30/11/11 Full Story Here

In 2011, the High Court in Edinburgh heard that when Nicola’s child was born on February 21 that year, Cowley’s “world collapsed”.

Earlier, the court heard that Cowley and Nicola, 26, were involved in relationships with Christopher, 36 at the same time.

Yoga teacher and former circus performer Cowley and Christopher met in London and later moved to Glenurquhart, Inverness-shire.

They were said to live an “alternative lifestyle with neither of them having a conventional job”.
Christopher met Nicola when auditioning for a drumming circle and she moved into a caravan near where he lived with Rachel. Within months, the three of them entered a full sexual relationship.
When Nicola fell pregnant, Cowley was said to be “broken and confused”.

Speaking in 2011, Rachel’s brother John said he had never seen his sister be anything other than gentle and loving.

He added: “What happened was unfathomable to me. The only explanation is that Rachel was living in a situation that slowly got worse and worse. Eventually, she completely cracked to the point of killing a child – her own child at that. That’s not normal human behaviour.”
It’s understood that Christopher and Nicola are now living with their children in Wales.
Full Story Here


At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Bannatyne imposed an extended sentence of ten years on Rachel Cowley after she pled guilty to the culpable homicide of her daughter Isabelle Erin Cowley. The sentence consists of a custodial term of five years and six months and an extended period of four years and six months.

Lord Bannatyne..  There are a number of mitigating factors which I believe can properly be had regard to when considering the appropriate level of sentence:

  • You are otherwise broadly of good character.
  • You have no previous convictions.
  • Up to the date of this offence as I understand it you looked after Isabelle well and you were a loving and caring parent.
  • The plea of guilty to culpable homicide was accepted by the Crown on the basis that at the time of these events yours responsibility for your actings was diminished due to an abnormality of the mind being present.
  • From the psychiatric and other reports I have had sight of it appears that at the time of this offence you suffered from a personality disorder of a mixed type, comprising borderline anxious and dependent features.
  • These abnormal features are suggestive of someone with life-long vulnerabilities.
  • This abnormality of mind very significantly reduced your responsibility for your actings at the material time. extracts from here



Round Trip approx 60 miles by road



Highland woman who killed daughter, after witnessing birth of lover’s baby, found dead.  Rachel Cowley killed her four-year-old daughter and has now been found dead. Rachel Cowley killed four-year-old Isabelle in a burn at Raigmore Hospital on February 23, 2011. The 46-year-old was later detained in a psychiatric hospital unit after admitting culpable homicide.

(WildCat.. Presumably New Craigs as it’s only psychiatric unit near. Formally known as Craig Dunain before it burnt 2 ground!!) 

Her body was found at a property in the Meadowbank area of Edinburgh on January 6 – just weeks before the fourth anniversary of the shocking crime. A private funeral was held last week at Warriston Crematorium. Cowley’s parents, Almha and Hugh, were among those at the service.

She was jailed for 5 & 1/2 years and received treatment at the Orchard Clinic in Edinburgh.

It is believed she was released last year 

(Funnily enough, Orchard Clinic is where the put Scott Chirashis mum here. She was involved with a cult. She acted completely outta character. She had “lost” her hubby to another woman, She was very likely mind controlled)

Cowley killed Isabelle just minutes after she cut the umbilical cord of her friend Nicola Charles’ baby boy. Maternity staff noticed that Cowley became subdued after the birth and went into a “trance-like state” for 20 minutes. 

(WTF? Ok.. Well that aint normal. Was she hypnotised? All sounds a tad mind control-ish)

The High Court was told the love triangle had driven the former circus performer “out of her mind”. She was also said to have suffered “a degree of anger, jealousy and de-personalisation”.   Press & Journal  

(De personalised & Out of her mind?! Again, Reminds me o mind control)

My Thoughts

Rachel Cowley murdered Isabelle on Feb 2011.

Jailed Sept 30th 2011 for 5 & half years.

So released date approx March 30th 2017

Accounting for good behaviour & a decent recovery,  a rough guesstimate would be 4yrs

So due to be released end of 2015

Except she was already released & was dead by Jan 6th 2015.

So, when did she get out? & why so early? & how did she die? & why does this all fukin stink??


LINKS 2 BBC COVERAGE (yeah i know! BBC!! 😉


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