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.
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.
body was discovered by her sister, who was concerned
after Tina did not turn up for a family Easter dinner.
November 2011, Living pleads not guilty at
Chelmsford Crown Court to the murder of Tina Bennett.
22nd November 2011, the jury at Chelmsford Crown
Court took two and a half hours to find Living guilty of
23rd November 2011, Livings is sentenced to life,
and told he must serve a minimum term of 30 years.
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