Saturday 18 November 2017

Killer heard praying in bugged car

A MAN whose prayers for forgiveness were overheard by police who bugged his car after the murder of his girlfriend's mother had his minimum jail term increased by the Court of Appeal in London.

The three-judge court agreed that the original 13-year minimum term was "unduly lenient" and added five years to his senteance.

Unemployed George Maben (46),of Rosehill, Surrey, whose family are from Dungannon, must now serve at least 18 years behind bars.

He was jailed for life at the Old Bailey last November.

His "confession" was played to a jury which found him guilty of murdering 65-year-old Maureen Cosgrove.

It was after detectives heard his emotional, whispered words "God, forgive me for what I have done" that they arrested him for strangling the widow.

Irish Independent

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