Women Jailed For Life Over Pensioner Torture And Murder

Two women have been found guilty of the torture and murder of retired bus conductor, 67-year-old Barry Reeve.

Drug addicts Jodie Barnes, 31, and Kelly Barnes, 32, were convicted at Norwich Crown Court.

The court heard that the pair, who are civil partners, believed he had hidden money and tortured him in an attempt to make him reveal his Pin code.

Each woman denied murder, blaming the other for the murder.

But a jury of eight women and four men found them guilty after five hours.

They were jailed for life and told they would serve at least 24 years.


Related UK National News Stories
Click here for the latest headlines.

28 June 2004
Abuse accused troops will be 'rigorously investigated': Straw
Following on from Saturday's International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, the government has reiterated its opposition to the abuse of Iraqi prisoners and pledged to "rigorously investigate" all allegations against UK forces.
04 June 2015
Man Charged With Attempted Murder
A man has been charged with attempted murder following an incident in Faversham at the weekend. Kent Police confirmed Lincoln Payne, of no fixed abode, had been charged with robbery, theft and two counts of attempted murder following an incident in Fostall Avenue on Saturday, 30 May.
26 May 2011
Labourer Jailed For Two Double Murders
A 66-year-old Labourer has been found guilty of two Pembrokeshire double murders. John Cooper, from Letterston, has been jailed for life after evading justice for decades.
29 July 2009
Morrison Jailed For Life For Model Girlfriend Murder
Ricardo Morrison, the boyfriend of a model who was stabbed to death in Greater Manchester, has been sentenced to life in prison of her murder. The 22-year-old will serve a minimum of 24 years following his conviction after an 11-day trial at Manchester Crown Court.
28 July 2004
Father jailed for life for murdering baby son
A 40-year-old man has been given a life sentence after being found guilty of murdering his infant son in a bakery in Carlisle last year. Shahajan Kabir was found guilty at Carlisle Crown Court today of murdering 10-month-old Hassan Martin in vicious knife attack. He was jailed for life, with the recommendation that he serve at least 12 years.