Essex killer dies in prison

A killer from Essex who shot dead his former partner and their young daughter has died. 51-year-old David Oakes was serving a life sentence for the murders of his ex-partner Chrissie Chambers and their 2-year-old daughter Shania.

In was in Bartram Avenue in Braintree in June 2011 that Oakes tortured Chrissie before blasting her and their daughter with a shotgun.

He was left with facial injuries after he turned the gun on himself.

David Oakes was serving two life sentences at HMP Frankland in Durham. Oakes died shortly after 3am on Monday morning from what's thought to be natural causes.

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Essex killer dies in jail

A man ordered to serve the rest of his life in prison for torturing and murdering his former partner and two-year-old daughter in Braintree, Essex has died in jail.