Lee family: 'We live with pain'

The family of Kevin Lee have released a statement on the day his killer, Joanna Dennehy, is sentenced to life in prison.

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Accomplices of serial killer jailed

Gary Stretch Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

The accomplices of serial killer Joanna Dennehy have been sentenced for their role in the killing spree.

Gary Stretch, formerly known as Gary Richards, has been jailed for life and must serve a minimum of 19 years. He had been convicted of three counts of preventing lawful and decent burial and two attempted murders following a trial at Cambridge Crown Court.

Leslie Layton, 37, of Bifield, Orton Goldhay, has been sentenced to a total of 14 years. He had been found guilty of two counts of preventing lawful and decent burial and perverting the course of justice following a trial.

Leslie Layton Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

Robert Moore, 56, of Belvoir Way, Dogsthorpe, was locked up for three years. He admitted two counts of assisting an offender.

Robert Moore Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

Joanne Dennehy, 31, was told she would never be released from prison for the murders of three men, and the attempted murders of two others, in a two-week period at the end of March, last year.

Joanna Dennehy accomplice Gary Stretch sentenced to life in prison

Gary Stretch, formerly known as Gary Richards, will serve a minimum of 19 years in prison
Gary Stretch, formerly known as Gary Richards, will serve a minimum of 19 years in prison Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

Gary Stretch has also been ordered to serve life in prison, with a minimum term of 19 years.

Stretch, 47, from Orton Goldhay, Peterborough was found guilty of the attempted murder of Robin Bereza and John Rogers after helping Joanna Dennehy select her victims in Hereford.

He was also convicted of three counts of preventing the lawful burial of a body at the trial at Cambridge Crown Court.

Stretch, thought to be Britain's tallest serving prisoner at 7ft 3ins, yawned loudly as he was told to stand for sentencing.

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Judge: Dennehy a 'cruel' and 'calculating serial killer'

A judge told Joanna Dennehy she was "a cruel, calculating, selfish and manipulative serial killer" as he sentenced the 31-year-old at the Old Bailey.

Dennehy was ordered to serve the rest of her life in prison for murdering three men before attempting to kill two others.

Judge Mr Justice Spencer. Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

She laughed and smirked as Mr Justice Spencer delivered his sentencing remarks.

Dennehy pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to the murders of Lukasz Slaboszewski, 31, Kevin Lee, 48, and John Chapman, 56, in and around Peterborough over a 10-day period last March.

Detectives launched a nationwide hunt to find her after the bodies were discovered in remote ditches in Cambridgeshire but she went on to drive 140 miles to Hereford where she repeatedly stabbed two dog walkers.

Read: Serial killer Joanna Dennehy given whole-life jail term

BREAKING: Joanna Dennehy gets whole life tariff

Serial killer Joanne Dennehy will spend the rest of her life in prison after killing three men in and around Peterborough, and attempting to kill two other men in Hereford.

During the verdict being read out by the judge at the Old Bailey, Dennehy laughed in the dock.

The psychopathic killer was sentenced at the Old Bailey today to a whole-life prison term after admitting the three murders and two attempted murders.

She is only the third woman to be handed such a sentence.

Serial killer Joanna Dennehy to be sentenced later

Serial killer Joanna Dennehy Credit: File photo

Convicted serial killer Joanna Dennehy from Peterborough is due to be sentenced today at the Old Bailey for stabbing three men to death and trying to kill two others.

Two men, Gary Stretch and Leslie Leyton, are also due to be sentenced for helping her during her killing spree.

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Triple killer to be sentenced at Old Bailey

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Triple murderer Joanna Dennehy is due to be sentenced later today.

Dennehy, who is 31 and from Orton Goldhay Peterborough, murdered Lukasz Slaboszewski, Kevin Lee, and John Chapman, 56, over a 10-day period last March.

Dennehy, seen here in these CCTV pictures, be sentenced at the Old Bailey. Three of her accomplices are also due to be sentenced at the same hearing.

Family of Dennehy victim speak of grief after verdicts

The family of one of serial killer Joanna Dennehy's victims has spoken outside court following the guilty verdicts against her two accomplices.

Kevin Lee, aged 48, was one of three men found dead in a ditch in Cambridgeshire, murdered by Dennehy - who was helped by Gary Stretch and Leslie Layton.

In a statement given outside Cambridge Crown Court after a jury found the two men guilty of all charges against them, Mr Lee's family said it had been an "incomprehensibly difficult" time as they tried to deal with the way his life ended.

They said Mr Lee's wife Christina and their two children "struggle every day" to cope with their loss.

Victim's family: Dennehy has created a hole in our lives

The family of Kevin Lee - one of the men brutally murdered by serial killer Joanna Dennehy - have spoken of their anger and pain.

In a statement outside court following the conviction of Dennehy's two accomplices, they said they are struggling to come to terms with their loss.

Joanna Dennehy has taken over our lives and has callously created a hole that cannot be filled.

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