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Man jailed for life for Yeovil murder

Gobinath Vellasamy will serve a minimum of 18 years for the murder of Mayurathy Perinpamoorthy Credit: Avon & Somerset Police

A man has been sentenced to life for the murder of a woman in Yeovil last year. Police called to Tudor Court last August found the body of Mayurathy Perinpamoorthy in a ground-floor flat. She died from multiple stab wounds to her neck.

Mayurathy Perinpamoorthy died from multiple stab wounds last August Credit: Family

Gobinath Vellasamy was arrested in Tudor Court shortly after police responded to the incident.

He was charged with murder and today a jury at Exeter Crown Court found him guilty of murder. He was given a life sentence and must serve a minimum of 18 years in prison.