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House where Michael Stirling murdered midwife Samantha Eastwood sells for £190,000 

The house where midwife Samantha Eastwood was murdered by Michael Stirling has been sold for £190,000. 

Stirling, 32, was jailed for a minimum of 17 years at Staffordshire Crown Court yesterday after he suffocated Samantha at her home in a fit of rage before burying her body in a shallow grave.

The court heard after the murder, Stirling drove to his parents’ house and he and his parents, along with his wife and daughter, had a meal together, while his victim’s body lay in his van outside.

She was discovered on the wasteland in rural Caverswall outside Stoke, Staffs, eight days after being reported missing.

Former landscape gardener Stirling, 32, was jailed for a minimum of 17 years at Staffordshire Crown Court yesterday after he suffocated Samantha in a fit of rage  at her home (pictured) before burying her body in a shallow grave

Former landscape gardener Stirling, 32, was jailed for a minimum of 17 years at Staffordshire Crown Court yesterday after he suffocated Samantha in a fit of rage  at her home (pictured) before burying her body in a shallow grave

Former landscape gardener Stirling, 32, was jailed for a minimum of 17 years at Staffordshire Crown Court yesterday after he suffocated Samantha in a fit of rage  at her home (pictured) before burying her body in a shallow grave

Now, the three-bedroomed property where Samantha lived in Baddeley Green, Stoke, is believed to have been sold for £189,950

Now, the three-bedroomed property where Samantha lived in Baddeley Green, Stoke, is believed to have been sold for £189,950

Now, the three-bedroomed property where Samantha lived in Baddeley Green, Stoke, is believed to have been sold for £189,950

Stirling, left, was jailed for a minimum of 17 years at Staffordshire Crown Court yesterday after he suffocated Samantha, right, at her home in a fit of rage before burying her body in a shallow grave.

Upstairs in the home there are three bedrooms - including the room where police believe Samantha was killed - and a family bathroom (pictured).

Upstairs in the home there are three bedrooms - including the room where police believe Samantha was killed - and a family bathroom (pictured).

Upstairs in the home there are three bedrooms – including the room where police believe Samantha was killed – and a family bathroom (pictured).

 Samantha’s home in Baddeley Green, Stoke, is believed to have been sold for £189,950.

An online listing on property website Rightmove describes the house as being on a ‘huge plot’ which is ‘ideal for a growing family’.

The listing says: ‘This could offer the lot. There is potential to extend this three bedroom home and a garden big enough for a pony to roam.

‘With a few personal touches, you could be bursting with pride. Sit in your garden and admire the views of the countryside.’

The downstairs of the property comprises of a spacious entrance hall, lounge with open fire and kitchen dining room with doors opening onto the garden.

Upstairs there are three bedrooms – including the room where police believe Samantha was killed – and a family bathroom.

According to online listings, in April 2016, the house was valued at £170,000.

In court yesterday, it was reported that former landscape gardener Stirling admitted to police that on the afternoon of July 27 he visited the house and confronted Samantha.

The downstairs of the property comprises of a spacious entrance hall, lounge with open fire and kitchen dining room (pictured) with doors opening onto the garden.

The downstairs of the property comprises of a spacious entrance hall, lounge with open fire and kitchen dining room (pictured) with doors opening onto the garden.

The downstairs of the property comprises of a spacious entrance hall, lounge with open fire and kitchen dining room (pictured) with doors opening onto the garden.

Floral tributes were left outside Samantha's home after her brutal murder

Floral tributes were left outside Samantha's home after her brutal murder

Floral tributes were left outside Samantha’s home after her brutal murder

After the murder, Stirling drove to his parents' house and he and his parents, along with his wife and daughter, had a meal together, while his victim's body lay in his van outside. Pictured the garden of the home

After the murder, Stirling drove to his parents' house and he and his parents, along with his wife and daughter, had a meal together, while his victim's body lay in his van outside. Pictured the garden of the home

After the murder, Stirling drove to his parents’ house and he and his parents, along with his wife and daughter, had a meal together, while his victim’s body lay in his van outside. Pictured the garden of the home

An online listing on property website Rightmove describes the house as being on a 'huge plot' which is 'ideal for a growing family'. Pictured the front room of the property

An online listing on property website Rightmove describes the house as being on a 'huge plot' which is 'ideal for a growing family'. Pictured the front room of the property

An online listing on property website Rightmove describes the house as being on a ‘huge plot’ which is ‘ideal for a growing family’. Pictured the front room of the property

According to online listings, in April 2016, the house was valued at £170,000.

According to online listings, in April 2016, the house was valued at £170,000.

According to online listings, in April 2016, the house was valued at £170,000.

Samantha was discovered on wasteland in rural Caverswall outside Stoke, Staffs, eight days after being reported missing. Pictured is the advert for the home on Rightmove

Samantha was discovered on wasteland in rural Caverswall outside Stoke, Staffs, eight days after being reported missing. Pictured is the advert for the home on Rightmove

Samantha was discovered on wasteland in rural Caverswall outside Stoke, Staffs, eight days after being reported missing. Pictured is the advert for the home on Rightmove

He told the court after an argument and a struggle he placed one hand onto her throat and the other on her mouth and nose, killing her.

He then wrapped her body in a duvet cover and covered her face with masking tape before burying her.

A spokesman for Debra Timmis Estate Agents, believed to be selling the property, said: ‘We have been asked by the family not to make any comment to the press.’

Stirling’s sentencing heard that he had laid out items from her cancelled wedding on her bed to make it look like she was depressed and had ‘gone away’. 

 

 

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