A murderer who prowled the streets of Nottingham at nightlooking for lone women, has been jailed for life at Nottingham Crown Court for beating-to-death one of his victims.
Carl Powell, 24, of no fixed address, murdered Caroline Coyne after following her as she attempted to make her way home after a family party.
The 28-year-old mother of two, disorientated through drink,lost her way from the event in Daybrook and ended up in the Mapperly area ofthe city where Carl attacked her, hitting her with a brick and killing her, in July 2011.
During the trial the jury heard evidence from a 20-year-old woman who had also been followed by Powell, a month after Caroline’s murder.
He had grabbed her from behind and attempted to strangle her before sexually assaulting her. But she told the jury, she survived by keeping calm, engaging Powell in conversation and finally persuading him to let her go.
Sentencing him to life, with a recommendation that he spends a minimum of 20 years in prison, the judge Mr Justice Flaux said that Powell "had shown no remorse for his crime".