October 2005, Summers and Miss Edwards had began a relationship, but it was a rocky one.
January 2006, Miss Edwards tried to end the relationship which had become violent, but Summers was not happy.
She had been to local magistrates court numerous time to complain and charge him with
attacking her, and had taken out a restraining order on him.
October 2006, No one knows what finally blew Summers, but he beat and kicked Diane to death. The body lay undiscovered, the actual attack taking place between the 19th and 23rd October.
July 2007, Summers pleaded guilty to murder and to having sex with a corpse at Newcastle Crown Court.
The judge ordered him to serve a minimum 20 years in prison.