Jurors find murderer guilty in just two hours and 23 minutes
A boyfriend who battered his partner to death then claimed she caused the injuries to herself was today found guilty of murder.
Prosecutors said Kevin Ashton caused 121 different external injuries to mum-of-three Helen Joy, then went to buy some cannabis.
He left her lying on a mattress with a brown squirrel cuddly toy, a bottle of Frosty Jack's cider and a photo of her former pet dog in her hands.
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Ashton, 45, denied murder and said he kissed Ms Joy on the head to wish her goodnight, then found her dead the following morning.
He claimed the 54-year-old repeatedly fell over and had been hallucinating and banging her head against a wall at their flat in …
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