Man jailed for killing mother

A man from Exmouth has been convicted of murdering his mother.

30-year-old Andrew Cane was ordered to serve 15 years for killing Linda Sheard.

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Man jailed for life after killing his mother

A 31-year-old man from Exmouth has been convicted of the murder of his mother.

Andrew Cane will serve a minimum of 15 years in prison.

The body of 63-year-old Linda Sheard was found at her house in Port Mer Close, Exmouth last July.

I would like to thank Linda Sheard’s family for the assistance they have given the police in the difficult circumstances that they found themselves in.

This being that Andrew Cane, the offender for this murder was the victim’s son.

We are very satisfied with the guilty verdict and the sentence of life imprisonment with a minimum of fifteen years given out to Cane by his Honourable Judge Francis Gilbert, in what was an unprovoked violent assault on his mother which resulted in her death.

Andrew Canes actions have left a family grieving for the loss of a loving mother, daughter, auntie and grandmother, and three children without a father for at least fifteen years.

– Detective Inspector Gregg Dawe, Devon & Cornwall Police


Man appears in court

A man's appeared before magistrates in Exeter, charged with murdering his mother.

The body of Linda Sheard, who was 63, was found at a house in Brixington, near Exmouth, last Wednesday.

Andrew Cane, who's 30, has been remanded in custody to appear at Exeter Crown court at the end of the month. A post mortem examination has proved inconclusive. Further tests are being carried out.

Police arrest man whose mother was found dead in Exmouth

Linda Sheard was found dead in Exmouth on Wednesday Credit: Devon & Cornwall Police

A man wanted in connection with the death of his mother in Devon has been arrested in the Gloucester area.

The body of 63-year-old Linda Sheard was found at her home in Exmouth on Wednesday.

Police say 30-year-old Andrew Cane was arrested on suspicion of murder in the early hours. He is being held in custody in Exeter.


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