A jealous and controlling man who used a hammer to smash his way into a residential property and kill a woman in front of her child has today, Friday, 10 April 2015 been jailed for more than 26 years.
Lloyd Byfield, 49 (23.03.66) of no fixed abode murdered Leighann Duffy in her living room in Walthamstow using a hammer and a knife to inflict blows in an unprovoked and senseless attack.
He was sentenced at the Old Bailey to 26 and a half years’ imprisonment.
He pleaded guilty to her murder on Tuesday 17 March 2015 at the same court.
The court heard how police were called at 15:05hrs on Monday, 1 September 2014, to reports of a woman stabbed at a residential property in Hatherley Road, E17.
Officers and London Ambulance Service attended and found Leighann Duffy suffering from stab wounds to her arm and neck.
She was taken...
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