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HOWARD LIVINGS

 


Name:

Howard Livings

AKA:

 

D.O.B.

1987
Kill Total: 1

Kill date:

24 April 2011

Kill Place:

Braintree, Essex

Status:

Single

Occupation:

 

Victim:

Tina Bennett
D.O.B. 1969

 


 

Court:

Chelmsford Crown Court

Judge:

 

Prosecution:

Andrew Jackson

Defence:

 

 


 

 

 

FACTFILE

 

Sunday 24th April 2011, Livings stabbed Tina Bennett more than 50 times after she answered the door to her house in Braintree on Easter Sunday.

 

Livings had a row with his girlfriend, and with pent up sexual anger had gone to see Ms Bennett.

They knew each other, she was n aunt to his best friend, he also knew the layout of the house, and that she lived on  her own, as he had recently done some DIY work for her.

He burst in and once in the living room he carried out a frenzied attack on her with a 23cm (9 inch) kitchen knife, stabbing her over 50 times. As well as the stab wounds, one of which went all the way through her body, Ms Bennett suffered collapsed lungs, a severed pulmonary artery, broken ribs, a broken chest bone and a broken bone in her neck.

 

After murdering her, he went to Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford with cuts to his hands which he claimed had been inflicted in a robbery gone wrong.

 

Ms Bennett's body was discovered by her sister, who was concerned after Tina did not turn up for a family Easter dinner.

 

Monday 14th November 2011, Living pleads not guilty at Chelmsford Crown Court to the murder of Tina Bennett.

 

Tuesday 22nd November 2011, the jury at Chelmsford Crown Court took two and a half hours to find Living guilty of murder.

 

Wednesday 23rd November 2011, Livings is sentenced to life, and told he must serve a minimum term of 30 years.

 

 

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