John Taylor: Undertaker "killed his wife while having affair with a widow he seduced with red roses after arranging her late husband"s…

Undertaker 'killed his wife while having affair with a widow and dipped into his joint bank account for a love nest to share with mistress' John Taylor, 61, started affair with Alison Dearden when her husband diedSix months later his wife Alethea, 63, mysteriously disappeared without traceMrs Dearden, 53, told court how lovers were planning to elope By Andy Dolan PUBLISHED: 16:23 GMT, 25 February 2013 | UPDATED: 20:40 GMT, 25 February 2013 An undertaker murdered his wife while enjoying an affair with a widow he seduced after arranging her late husband’s funeral, a court heard today. John Taylor, 61, is accused of killing wife Alethea, six months in to the ‘intense’ affair with Alison Dearden, 53. A court today heard he began bombarding the widow with text messages within weeks of Mr Dearden’s death.