Serial Killer gets fourth life sentence


A serial killer, currently serving three life sentences for murder, has been given a fourth after being found guilty of the murder of 14-year-old schoolboy Simon Martin in 1990.

Steven Grieveson, 42, originally of Sunderland, was sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum term of 35 years after being found guilty after trial at Newcastle Crown Court. Grieveson had previously been found guilty in February 1996 of the murders of three other teenage boys.

Geoff Mason, Head of the Complex Casework Unit at CPS North East, said: "While we are satisfied with the sentence passed on Stephen Grieveson today, his lack of remorse and initial denial of his involvement have caused over 20 years of unnecessary suffering for the family of Simon Martin.

"While we would hope that today's sentence provides some measure of closure for Simon's family, our thoughts are also with the families of Grieveson's other victims, Thomas Kelly, David Hanson and David Grieff, at what must be a very difficult time for them."