A Norwich man has been found guilty of murdering his former partner following a ‘sustained and brutal’ attack at the beginning of this year
Joe Storey, 27, who pleaded guilty to manslaughter but denied murdering 32-year-old Kerri McAuley, convicted by today by a unanimous verdict following a two-week trial at Norwich Crown Court.
The court heard how Kerri was last seen alive with Storey in Norwich on the evening of Saturday 7January 2017.
The following day officers were alerted after ambulance crews found Kerri's body at her home in Southalls Way.
A post mortem examination revealed every bone in Kerri's face had been broken because of a serious violent assault. Storey was arrested the following morning.
DCI Marie James who led the investigation said
Lesley McAuley also paid tribute to her murdered daughter saying
Storey will be sentenced tomorrow morning at Norwich Crown Court