Two jailed for torture and murder of Roy Sly

21/12/2012

Vincent Harty and Lisa Turner were jailed for 30 years and 20 years respectively for the murder of Roy Sly, 53, at his home in Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex.

Ian Elkins, District Crown Prosecutor for CPS East of England said: "This was a horrific attack on a man who had done nothing at all to provoke it.

"Roy Sly believed Vincent Harty and Lisa Turner were his friends but he could not have been more wrong - they beat and tortured him to death, causing 59 separate injuries. The prosecution was determined to bring the perpetrators of this violent crime to justice.

 "During the trial Mr Sly's family had to listen to the terrible details of what happened that night and we hope that Harty and Turner's convictions for murder, together with the sentences, can give them some comfort."

 Harty, 39, from Shoebury, pleaded not guilty to murder but was convicted after trial at the Old Bailey. Turner, 32, from Southend, had earlier pleaded guilty to murder. Both were jailed at the Old Bailey on 20 December 2012.