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Man sentenced for domestic abuse murder

|News, Violent crime , Domestic abuse

A man who killed his partner while at their home has been sentenced for murder at Merthyr Tydfil Crown Court.

Simon Winstone, 50, told police that he found his partner, Denise Rosser, at the bottom of the stairs when he woke on 29 May 2018, having been asleep on the sofa.

However, evidence from a pathologist showed that Miss Rosser’s injuries were consistent with being beaten rather than falling.

Kelly Huggins of the CPS said: “Denise Rosser was attacked in her own home, suffering at the hands of the person she lived with.

“Simon Winstone denied he was responsible, but the CPS presented a strong case which included expert medical evidence resulting in his conviction.

“Denise’s family and friends have faced this court case with courage and have our thanks for their support.

“Whilst today’s outcome cannot take away the hurt and loss felt by them, we hope that it helps them move forward with their lives.”

Simon Winstone was sentenced to life imprisonment and ordered to serve a minimum of 18 years.

Notes to editors

  • Kelly Huggins is an acting District Crown Prosecutor in CPS Cymru-Wales
  • Simon WINSTONE (DOB: 3/7/68) was convicted of murder following trial
  • The sentence hearing took place on 6 December 2018.

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