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Michael Lane to be sentenced for murdering Shana Grice

Shana Grice and Michael Lane Credit: Sussex Police

The man found guilty of murdering Shana Grice will be sentenced at Lewes Crown Court this morning.

Michael Lane attacked his former lover in Brighton last August - just five months after police fined her for wasting their time when she complained about his stalking. He was found guilty yesterday.

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Obsessed stalker slashed former girlfriend's throat when she left him for her teenage sweetheart

Teenager Shana Grice was murdered at the hands of an obsessed stalker -her jilted ex-boyfriend Michael Lane.

She was found with her throat slashed in her smoke-logged bedroom at the bungalow she shared with two housemates in Brighton, East Sussex

Lane, 27, was found guilty at Lewes Crown Court of murdering Miss Grice in the bedroom of the bungalow she shared with two housemates in Brighton last August 25.

He waited until she was home alone before murdering her last August 25 after she decided to rekindle a relationship with her ex-boyfriend, Ashley Cooke.

Her devastated mother Sharon has spoken out saying her daughter's murdered could have been prevented if police had listened to her fears.

Sharon Grice criticised police for not taking her 19-year-old daughter Shana Grice seriously before she was killed.

Killer Michael Lane

Mrs Grice said the family "instantly" knew Lane was responsible as he had been "harassing and stalking" her for the past year.

Officers received at least four complaints about mechanic Lane's behaviour towards Miss Grice in the months before he fatally slashed her throat.

Shane with teenage sweetheart Ashley Cooke

We brought Shana up to respect authority and to always respect the law.

We firmly believe her murder could have been prevented if her fears had been listened to and taken seriously by the police."

– Sharon Grice
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