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Stella Gleadall



Kill Total: 1 Kill place:

St. Ives, Cornwall

Kill date: 30th November 2007 Victim(s): Stella Gleadall
Date of Birth: 1976 Marital Status: Single
AKA: Unknown Occupation: Barman


Friday 30th November 2007, The body of Stella Gleadall, aged 50, was found at a house in the Stennack area of St Ives in Cornwall. She had 32 bruises and abrasions all over her body, she had also been suffocated.

Tyron Bates, also from St. Ives,, was arrested and officers from the Devon and Cornwall force charged him with murder. Bates was a lodger in the home of Ms. Gleadall.


15th March 2008, Bates went before Truro crown court, he pleaded guilty,  he claimed he was provoked, he says when he woke up in the morning he found his landlady on top of him having sex without his permission.


Friday 13th March 2009, Trial starts at Truro Crown Court, Bates changed his story and claimed he strangled her after they had consensual sex and she threatened to tell everyone he raped her.


Tuesday 24th March 2009, Bates convicted of murder, the jury reached a 10-2 majority verdict after being in retirement for 12.5 hours over three days.

The judge sentenced him to life.


Truro Crown Court

Judge - Graham Cottle

Defence counsel - Sara Munro QC

Prosecuting counsel - Peter Blair, QC,


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