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White House Farm: Where is Julie Mugford now and what happened to her after the trial?

The true crime story is currently being portrayed on ITV's White House Farm 

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Fans have been riveted to White House Farm, which follows the aftermath of a horrific mass murder of five members of the same family. While it was initially suspected that 27-year-old Sheila was the culprit behind the deaths of her parents, June and Nevill, and her two children, six-year-old twins Daniel and Nicholas, in a murder-suicide, her brother Jeremy Bamber was eventually found guilty of the crimes. 

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Julie eventually moved to Canada

As well as plenty of evidence, and Jeremy's original story not quite adding up, his ex-girlfriend, Julie Mugford, was also a major reason why he was sentenced to life imprisonment, as she admitted to the police that Jeremy had talked about murdering his family on several occasions, even going into details on how he would cover up the crimes, and suggesting that he could pin it on his sister, who suffered from mental illness. In fact, her testimony was so important to the prosecution's case that the judge told the jury that they could find Jeremy guilty on just her statement. After Jeremy was sentenced to prison, Julie was paid £25,000 for an exclusive on the case with the News of the World. But just where is she now?

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She is played by Alexa Davies in White House Farm

Julie eventually moved and started a new life in Winnipeg, Canada, where she subsequently changed her name. According to the Mirror, she has worked as a teacher and vice principal, is a mother-of-two and is married to Canadian-born Glen Smerchanski. She has yet to speak about about the ITV drama based on the real-life events. 

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In the show, Julie is played by Alexa Davies, who has starred in Raised by Wolves and in Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again as a young version of Rosie. Speaking to Bradford Zone about her role, she said: "[I] tried to find out everything I could about Julie. It was such a big case at the time and everybody has a take on it."