The face of Pitsea man found guilty of murdering Madison Wright

Guilty - Gary Bennett <i>(Image: Essex Police)</i>
Guilty - Gary Bennett (Image: Essex Police)

THE man accused of murdering Madison Wright is set to be jailed after he was found guilty today.

Gary Bennett, 37, of Caister Drive, Pitsea, was found guilty of the murder of Madison Wright, 30, at Basildon Crown Court today.

Ms Wright, 30, of Pitsea, went missing on the morning of Friday, July 22.

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On Saturday, July 30 a body was discovered at Wat Tyler Country Park, which was cordoned off from the public for several days.

Echo: Guilty - Bennett
Echo: Guilty - Bennett

Guilty - Bennett (Image: essex police)

During the trial, the jury were told Bennett killed his girlfriend, put her body in the boot of her own car, and drove around in it for a few days before burying her in Wat Tyler Park.

The jury was also told that he repeatedly text her about missing her and wanting her back, as well as allegedly withdrawing more than £500 from her bank account after he killed her.

Bennett is set to be sentenced tomorrow at the same court.