He has been described as cowardly and remorseless. This evening, September 30, Adrian Muir is beginning an 18-year jail term for killing his partner and burying her body in a remote moorland grave.
The 51-year-old was cleared of murder but convicted of manslaughter last week after the jury accepted he had not meant to kill County Durham grandmother, Pamela Jackson.
Gregg Easteal was in court as her family watched Muir being sentenced.
A man has been jailed for 18 years for killing Pamela Jackson - a grandmother from County Durham.
Adrian Muir had been found guilty of manslaughter. Our correspondent Gregg Easteal reports was at Newcastle Crown Court.
Pamela Jackson's nephew, Paul Gilroy, said no amount of time behind bars can compensate her family's sense of loss.
Adrian Muir has been sentenced to 18 years in jail for the manslaughter of Pamela Jackson at Newcastle Crown Court.
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A man found guilty of killing 55-year-old Pamela Jackson, from Chester-le-Street in County Durham, will be sentenced for his crime.
51-year-old Adrian Muir buried his victim's body on moorland near Halifax after she went missing last March.
A jury found him not guilty of murder but guilty of manslaughter.
The investigation was one of the largest in Durham Constabulary's history. Search teams found her body after analysis of Adrian Muir's mobile phone. Records showed he had used it on moorland he date she disappeared.
After the grave was discovered Muir's fingerprint was found on a shopping bag wrapped around flowers laid with the body.
Members of Pamela Jackson's family are expected to be at Newcastle Crown Court to see him sentenced.
It began as a missing person's inquiry. A search for a 55-year-old grandmother who suddenly vanished from her Chester-le-Street home.
But after an exhaustive search, Pamela Jackson's badly beaten body was found in a shallow moorland grave more than 100 miles away.
Today, September 27, after a five week trial her former partner Adrian Muir - the man who had killed her and driven her there hoping to escape justice - was found guilty of her manslaughter - and not guilty of murder by a jury at Newcastle Crown Court.
Gregg Easteal reports.
A man accused of killing his former partner has been found guilty of her manslaughter.
The body of Pamela Jackson, from Chester-le-Street in County Durham, was found in a shallow grave in West Yorkshire in May.
Adrian Muir, from Halifax, had denied the charges.
A jury has been sent out to consider its verdict in the trial of a man accused of murdering his lover and burying her in a shallow gave.
Adrian Muir, 51, from Calder Terrace, Halifax, denies murdering his 55-year-old partner from Chester-le-Street.
Pamela Jackson went missing from her home in March. Her body was found in May. By then, Adrian Muir had been charged with her murder.
The jury at Newcastle Crown Court was told he fractured her skull and dumped her body.
He denies the charge, saying he loved her.
The man accused of murdering County Durham grandmother Pamela Jackson before burying her body 120 miles away on moorland near Halifax has again strenuously denied any part in her death.
Adrian Muir denies murder and today, September 18, told the jury he is still in love with the 55-year-old and the suggestion that he could have killed her hurts him.
Gregg Easteal has been at the hearing.