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EastEnders' Janine to get away with murder again?

EastEnders' Janine Butcher could get away with murder again.

The scheming character - who is currently awaiting trial over the murder of her husband Michael Moon (Steve John Shepherd) - is set to walk free, new on-set pictures suggest.

Charlie Brooks, who plays villainous Janine, was spotted filming scenes yesterday (26.02.14) which see Janine enjoying a glass of champagne before boarding a Eurostar train to Paris, France.

Janine previously dodged a prison sentence after pushing first husband Barry Evans (Shaun Williamson) off a cliff in 2004.

The murderous Walford character appears to have struck a deal with the returning Stacey Branning (Lacey Turner) and Kat Moon (Jessie Wallace) to avoid a second murder sentence, agreeing to drop charges against Stacey for stabbing her in exchange for Kat testifying that she saw Alice Branning (Jasmyn Banks) kill Michael.

Stacey fled the UK in 2010 after Janine assaulted herself and pinned the blame on the Walford favourite after discovering she killed Archie Mitchell (Larry Lamb).

A soap source told the Daily Star newspaper: ''Janine could see it as the perfect opportunity to make some sort of deal. Her trial for killing husband Michael Moon is looming. And Stacey knows Janine is the only one who can help her.

''It's Janine who holds all the cards to Stacey's future. But with Janine languishing in prison there's no reason why she'd want to help Stacey unless there was something in it for her.''

Both Janine and Alice are awaiting trial for the murder of Michael, who was stabbed by Alice - coming to Janine's defence - but it was Janine who finished the job.

27-02-2014

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