Lucas Johnson attempts wife murder
- Bang Showbiz
- 5 May 2010
'EastEnders' Lucas Johnson tries to kill his wife Denise, throwing her body in the canal - but she is spotted and pulled out by police divers
'EastEnders' Lucas Johnson tries to kill his wife.
The murderous preacher - played by Don Gilet - "snaps" while driving with Denise (Diane Parish), attacking her before throwing her lifeless body in the canal, disposing of her mobile phone and purse and smashing the window of their vehicle in a bid to make it appear someone else was involved.
A source told The Sun newspaper: "He snaps and throttles her. She is seen fighting him off, and kicking at the windows, before going limp.
"He then puts on black leather gloves, and pushes her into the canal; and saunters away."
However, his scheme doesn't go as planned, with a witness tipping off police in scenes to air next month.
The source added: "Unbeknownst to him, he was spotted and the police were called. They arrive and within minutes divers pull out a body."
Lucas has already left his ex-wife Trina (Sharon Duncan Brewster) to die, making her accidental passing look like a drug overdose, murdered Denise's ex-husband Owen (Lee Ross) and killed his son's dog in fear the pooch was about to expose Owen's burial site.
Recent reports have also suggested he kills at least one prostitute in a desperate bid to "save" them from their sins.