Life sentence for murderer

A woman who killed her partner has been jailed for 17 and a half years. Maxine Oliver killed Karl Jones, whose body was found in March this year at the home they shared on Shawfield Road, Ash.

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Victim died in 'violent and aggressive attack'

A 44-year-old woman has been given life imprisonment for the murder of her partner. Maxine Oliver was sentenced at Guildford Crown Court for 17 and a half years following the "violent and aggressive attack" that led to the death of Karl Jones.

"A jury has today found Maxine Oliver guilty of the murder of Karl Jones. The victim died as a consequence of a violent and aggressive attack carried out by the defendant during a fit of anger in the home they shared.

"The jurors were in no doubt that the intention was to kill Mr Jones and therefore have convicted the defendant of this brutal crime. A just outcome has been achieved and our thoughts are with the victim's family at this difficult time.”

– Laura Witten, District Crown Prosecutor from CPS South East

Woman carried out 'brutal attack' on partner

Maxine Oliver has been sentenced at Guildford Crown Court for the brutal murder of 37-year-old Karl Jones. Oliver, 44, received life imprisonment with a minimum tariff of 17 and a half years and had initially denied any involvement in her partner's death in March this year.

"This was a brutal attack for which Maxine Oliver has never revealed a motive or shown any remorse. The couple were known to have a volatile relationship and the length of the sentence handed down is in part due to the vulnerabilities of the victim who sustained horrific fatal injuries in this last violent attack. Today's result reflects Surrey Police's commitment to bringing offenders of domestic abuse to justice.”

– Detective Chief Inspector Claire Pridgeon, Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team


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