Dominic Isom found guilty of murdering Samantha Henderson

23/07/2015

Dominic Isom was today found guilty of killing of his partner Samantha Henderson at their home on 21 January 2015. He was sentenced at Winchester Crown Court to life imprisonment with a minimum term of 17 years.

Following the verdict Tessa Hingston, Crown Advocate for CPS Wessex said: "Dominic Isom and Samantha Henderson had been in a relationship since 2011 and had two children; both had children from previous relationships. The relationship was described as volatile.

"On 21 January 2015 at their home in Corfe Castle, Dorset, Dominic Isom assaulted Samantha with multiple blows to her head and neck. Following this Dominic tried to clean up the blood outside the house and wrapped Samanthas body in plastic sheeting and one of the childrens duvets and drove her body to a lake in Poole, Dorset and disposed of her body along with her mobile phone and his blood stained clothes.

"Following her death Dominic Isom reported her as a missing person and spun a string of lies to explain Samantha's disappearance saying she had gone off on one and that she was agitated and snapped at him due to their planned relocation to Exeter not happening as quickly as she wanted it to. He made a number of calls to her mobile and posts of social media seeking to find her and begging her to return home.

"On 23 January 2015 Dominic Isom was arrested for Samantha's murder and her body was later found on 30 January 2015 in a lake in Poole, Dorset. 

"Our thoughts are with Samantha Henderson's family and friends in particular her four young children who have lost their mother. We hope that today's conviction brings some justice and closure for them".