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Shane Murphy guilty of murdering Marie Gibson

A man who beat his partner to death with a baseball bat has been found guilty of murder.

Shane Murphy carried out the frenzied attack on 35-year-old Marie Gibson at her Louth home on June 9 this year.

During a 999 call, made from Marie’s mobile phone just a few moments before her death, Murphy can be overheard saying:  “I’m going to kill you.”

Marie, who weighed just seven stone, sustained multiple injuries to her face and body, following at least 16 blows delivered with the baseball bat. Her injuries were so severe that her face was unrecognisable.

It is also believed that Murphy used a 20cm shard of glass to stab her in the neck.  The jury at Lincoln Crown Court was told that the attack took place in front of a young child.

Marie was pronounced dead at the scene.

Following a six-day trial, 28-year-old Murphy, of Little Lane, Louth, was today (Monday, December 17) found guilty of murder.

He had admitted the killing but claimed his responsibility was diminished by a mental health condition.

Sentencing will take place tomorrow (Tuesday, December 18).

17 Dec 18 5:20 PM

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