Posted: Tue 24th Feb 2015

Darren Jeffreys gets life for murdering Gwernaffield woman Karen Catherall

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Tuesday, Feb 24th, 2015

Darren John Jeffreys, 47, of has been jailed for life at Mold Crown Court today for the murder of his girlfriend from Gwernaffield near Mold. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Jeffrey’s who met mother-of-two Karen Catherall on a dating website, admitted the killing back in December. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Police found the body of the victim at her Gwernaffield home in the early hours on Sunday 14 September 2014, she had been strangled and had suffered head injuries.  ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Karen had died from “mechanical asphyxia” and a “blunt force head injury” the county coroner concluded. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Jefferys was arrested soon after the discovery of Karen, he was later charged with her murder. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Mr Justice Wyn Williams sentenced Jeffreys to life imprisonment and told he must serve a minimum of 17-and-a-half years. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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