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Convicted paedophile jailed for life for Worksop murder

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A convicted paedophile from Worksop in Nottinghamshire has been jailed for life for the murder of a vulnerable acquaintance.

David Jackson (67) murdered Mckyla Taylor in his flat in August 2022. Jackson had been consuming crack cocaine and the two had gone back to his flat to pick up some money because Jackson wanted to find more drugs. While in the apartment, Jackson turned on McKyla and attacked and killed her with a pair of screwdrivers. 

Jackson, who had a series of convictions for sexual abuse and exploitation of children, had previously assaulted Mckyla, punching her to the head in the street, while she was heavily pregnant. The two of them had an uneasy past with a history of Jackson exploiting and abusing Mckyla.

Jackson pleaded guilty to murder and was today sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum term of 17 years.

Annette Thomas from the CPS said: “David Jackson committed a horrific attack, inflicting nearly 200 injuries on a younger, vulnerable woman after a disturbing pattern of abusive behaviour towards her. Today’s sentence reflects the cruelty of that attack, the distress and suffering he inflicted on his victim and his abusive, sordid background.

“I would like to offer my sincere condolences to Mckyla’s family and loved ones.”

Notes to editors

  • Annette Thomas is a Senior Crown Prosecutor at CPS East Midlands.

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