Thursday 4 August 2022 12:22 PM Moment Maxine Carr LAUGHS during interview days after Holly Wells and Jessica ... trends now
Soham killer Ian Huntley's ex-fiancee Maxine Carr laughed in a TV interview about missing Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman, a newly emerged clip shows.
The short video, taken from an interview with a BBC journalist, shows her breaking into giggles after she spoke about the two schoolgirls in the past tense.
Former classroom assistant Carr was found guilty of conspiring to pervert the course of justice with Huntley, who killed them on August 4, 2002.
She gave him a false alibi by lying about her whereabouts on the weekend when the two 10-year-olds were killed.
The video clip was shot by BBC Look East in 2002 when the girls were still missing and Huntley was not arrested.
He was featured at the start of the interview with journalist Rachael Dane, before it turned to Carr.
Carr, who was wearing bright lipstick, was playing with her hair and smiling broadly as she talks about the two friends.
She said they 'always used to come up to me and confide in me and show me their boyfriends.'
Maxine Carr seen laughing during the interview about Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman
The former teaching assistant at the girls' primary school slipped into the past tense while speaking about the girls and laughed when she was corrected
The former teaching assistant, 43, was jailed for providing murderer Ian Huntley (right) with a false alibi after the deaths of Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman in Cambridgeshire in August 2002
Holly (left) and Jessica (right) had been missing for 13 days when their bodies were found buried in Thetford Forest Park near RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk
Carr told journalist Rachael Dane that Jessica was 'very funny' and Holly 'was just like a little angel'.
But during the interview she was stopped when cameraman Shaun Whitmore pointed out she was speaking about the girls in the past tense.
She and the reporter laughed and Carr looked up and said 'God' before laughing again and resuming the interview, speaking in the present tense.
But she slipped again when speaking about Jessica, saying 'she never looked feminine, she always looked more tomboyish'.
The footage was shown to the jury during Carr and Huntley's trials and was able to be used by the media.
Carr, from Grimsby, served 21 months of a three-and-a-half year sentence for perverting the course of justice.
At one point Maxine Carr grins as she brushes her hair with her hand with engagement ring
Soham killer Ian Huntley's ex-fiancé