Friday 20 April 2018

Vicious murder was taped by 999 worker

Hilary Duncanson in Glasgow

A man and a woman were locked up for life yesterday for the brutal murder of a mother of four which was recorded by 999 operators.

Colin Renicks (38) and Megan Watt (20) stabbed 36-year-old Ann Marie Kelly repeatedly and beat her with a bottle at her home in North Lanarkshire, Scotland.

Unknown to the pair, their "sustained and vicious" assault on February 27 this year was being taped by a 999 worker.

Ms Kelly's partner, Joseph Curtis, had managed to contact the emergency services on his phone moments before she died.

The harrowing recording was played to a jury at the High Court in Glasgow.

Renicks, who ultimately admitted murder, was ordered to spend a minimum of 19 years in prison. Watt, who was convicted of murder, was told she must spend at least 20 years behind bars.

Irish Independent

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