Complete analysis on the changes in Whitby Hull Empty White Boy . Your task for this essay will be to highlight and discuss the changes in Whitby Hull (Empty White Boy).
The first half of your essay discuss what Whitby fails to see and understand about his wife and neighbor. Then, in the second half of the essay, discuss how Whitby changes after his “death.” Focus on how he uses the lives to Constancia and Plotnikov to grow.
The case timeline
It was a crime that shook a one of East Yorkshire’s most peaceful villages.
In a grand white house on the grounds of beautifully landscaped gardens, ponds and animal statues, lay the body of a millionaire’s daughter.
The scene was “eerie quiet” with only the footsteps from the boots of police officers echoing the streets of Ellerker on August 22, 2005.
A police cordon blocks the entrance to Ellerker Hall where 39-year-old Suzy Healey, a mother-of-two and the daughter of kitchen tycoon Malcolm Healey, was killed.
Her ex-fiancee, Richard Holtby, 37 at the time, an unemployed former car valet, had strangled her out of “utter frustration” after their nine-month relationship came to an end.
On the night of Ms Healey’s death, Holtby drove her black Mitsubishi at speed towards a friend’s house, turning up at the door with a bottle of whisky in hand and tripping over the front step.
He told a friend he thought he may have done something terrible and that he may have strangled Ms Healey.
His friend thought he may have been exaggerating and prevented Holtby from driving home drunk by offering him a place to sleep. He left the next morning, again with a bottle of whisky in hand.
Alarm bells were raised after efforts to contact Ms Healey were unsuccessful and on the morning of August 22 police arrived at Ellerker Hall.
Officers were handed a set of keys to the property from a gardener after noticing a glowing chandelier in an upstairs room.
Music could be heard as they climbed the stairs inside the hall which led them into the room on a mezzanine floor. Ms Healey was found dead in her bed.
A short time after discovering her body, Holtby called a friend and gardener at Ellerker Hall and the pair spoke for around nine minutes with permission from the police.
“The defendant was quiet and calm,” said prosecuting barrister James Goss during the trial in June 2006.
“He kept saying he had finished it, it was finished. ‘ She’s dead and it’s finished’ he said.”
Minutes later, Holtby received a phone call from another friend where he made his third admission to killing Ms Healey.
“The defendant told him that he had killed her, strangled her and he was up north. He sounded very drunk,” said Mr Goss.
News of Ms Healey’s death left villagers in shock and in disbelief that something like this could happen in the “tiny, picturesque and quiet” village of Ellerker.
As police continued their investigation the village was left deserted with only officers stepping around the streets making house-to-house enquiries.
Holtby was later arrested after being spotted driving towards Whitby crashing into cars as he went. He was later found slumped drunk over the steering wheel.
He appeared in Beverley Magistrates Court on August 24 after being charged with the murder of the heiress, who would have been celebrating her 40 th birthday that day.
Four months later, Holtby appeared at Hull Crown Court where he admitted to killing the mother-of-two, but denied murder, instead entering a guilty plea of manslaughter.
The prosecution rejected his plea and thus he was to stand trial for murder the following June.