Three jailed in connection with Patricia Goodband murder - Aylesbury

28/10/2013

A man appeared at Reading Crown Court today, Monday, 28 October 2013, and was sentenced to life imprisonment and to serve a minimum of 27 years for murder.

Christopher Symons, aged 63, of Thackeray End,  Aylesbury, was found guilty at Reading Crown Court on Friday, 25 October 2013, of murdering 76-year-old Patricia Goodband.

Her body was found in a disused drainage shaft within the grounds of her home at Akeman House, near Woodham, on 21 January.

Symons'  friend Robert Taft, aged 59, of Kings Close, Westcott, Aylesbury,  previously admitted charges of perverting the course of justice and possession of ammunition without a certificate.  He was sentenced to 10 months' imprisonment.

Symons' girlfriend Jennifer Creasey, aged 73, of Hale Road, Benson, Oxon, was found guilty of perverting the course of justice.  She was sentenced to six months, imprisonment.

A full/detailed press release was uploaded on to this website on Friday following conviction.