Joanne Dennehy given whole life sentence

28/02/2014

Chris McCann, Head of CPS East of England Complex Casework Unit, welcomed the whole life sentence handed down to triple murderer Joanne Dennehy today.

 Mr McCann said: "We are pleased the families of Joanne Dennehy's murder victims and the two men she attempted to kill have all seen justice today with the passing of a whole life sentence for her atrocious acts.

 "Even though she pleaded guilty to all the charges against her last November and this would normally be taken into account when considering the minimum tariff to be imposed, the judge has made clear that in her case, life must mean life.

 "Gary Stretch, Leslie Layton and Robert Moore have also received significant sentences to reflect their roles as Dennehy's willing assistants, helping her to cover up the crimes she had committed - something which Stretch and Layton denied.

 "This has been a unique case for CPS East of England and the two investigating police forces and I would like to thank everyone involved with this prosecution who worked long and hard to put together a compelling case.

 "The murders of Lukasz Slaboszewski, John Chapman and Kevin Lee have had a devastating impact on their families. Robin Bereza and John Rogers will live with the memories of Dennehy's violent attacks on them for the rest of their lives."