St. Ives, Cornwall
Date of Birth:
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.
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
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
Truro Crown Court
Judge - Graham Cottle
Defence counsel - Sara
Prosecuting counsel - Peter
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