31/01/2013

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.

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