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 THOMAS HUGHES

 


Name:

Thomas Hughes

AKA:

 

D.O.B:

1967
Kill Total: 1

Kill date:

April 2007

Kill Place:

Battersea, London

Status:

 

Occupation:

 
Victim: Krystal Hart

D.O.B:

1980

 


 

Court:

Old Bailey
Case No:  

Judge:

Anthony Morris

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FACTFILE

 

April 2007, Miss Krystal Hart, aged 22, and two months pregnant,  had lived in her housing association flat for about a year, but soon after moving in she fell out with her downstairs neighbour Angie Brewer, 53.

Thomas Hughes,  lived in a nearby dilapidated house with his 81-year-old, wheelchair-bound mother, and was besotted with Miss Brewer.


Hughes carried out the killing hours after Miss Hart's fiancÚ, David Siveter, had noted down his car registration during a row in the front garden with Miss Brewer, the row had started after Hughes had parked his car in front of Miss Hart's  house.

 

After the row, Brewer called the police to complain and then telephoned Hughes, who later returned with a gun.

There was current county court action between the women who had both installed CCTV to gather evidence against each other.

Hughes  was looking for Mr Siveter and when told he was not home banged at Miss Hart's door and demanded Miss Hart open it, calling out: "Come out bitch."


Miss Brewer, who could be heard pleading "No" on CCTV footage, became hysterical as shots were fired.
Miss Hart, died instantly when she was shot through the head. A second bullet was fired into her temple after she collapsed onto the floor.

 

13th March 2008 Hughes was found guilty of murder and possessing a firearm with intent on Good Friday last year.

 

Ordering Hughes to serve at least 30 years Old Bailey judge Anthony Morris said it was "a truly evil act".

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