London - (Ass Mess): Lady Lucan killed her husband Lord Lucan after a frenzied fight over the family silver on the night the noble Lord fatally attacked his children's nanny Sandra Rivett.
According to police archives seen today Scotland Yard has always known that the Irish peer died an hour or so before the crazed Countess burst into her local pub claiming the children's nanny was seriously injured at her home nearby.
Lucan was killed with a single shot to the temple as he tried to strangle his terrified spouse.
The gun that shot him was supplied by one of M'Lord's gaming pals from the Clermont who was having an affair with M'Lady and who feared the worst if Lucky Lucan ever found out.
Lucan was shot in the couple's Belgravia home and quickly buried around the corner in regimental barracks land adjoining Buckinghaam Palace properties.
The cover-up story of his subsequent suicide attempt and many supposed foreign sightings have ensured that Lady L has been protected by generations of police officers who were too disgusted at the whole buisness to come up with a better solution to the macabre problem.
Archive material exposed today shows that Lord Lucan had been a covert partner in the Christine Keeler affair and was part of the intelligence-selling network that supplied the Soviets with Cold War ballistic secrets.
Bent Ministry of Defence collegaues kept his arse covered for over a decade until gaming debts and severe alcohol problems made Lucan a liability to all and sundry.
Lady Lucan has maintained a tight-lipped silence for over thirty years but virtually lost her children as a result who sent her to coventry after finding out the true nature of events that night in 1974 when their parents fought to the bitter death.