Man sentenced to life in prison for murdering his partner

|News, Violent crime , Domestic abuse

A man who killed his girlfriend in a violent attack in their home in Theale last year has been convicted of her murder and given a life sentence.

Mark Sinclair
Mark Sinclair

Mark Sinclair called 999 on 6 September last year, telling police he had killed Kylie Dembrey, but denied murder claiming he was suffering from a mental illness which affected his actions.

During the attack, Sinclair strangled his long-term girlfriend and inflicted fatal stab wounds to her heart and neck.

He was found guilty of murder this week by a jury at Reading Crown Court.

Emma Currie, for the Crown Prosecution Service, said: “Mark Sinclair admitted to a 999 police call taker that he had killed his partner, but insisted it was manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility.

“The CPS worked closely with Thames Valley Police to build a strong prosecution case which proved Mark Sinclair deliberately killed his partner in anger.

“This is a tragic case which has left two innocent children without their mother, and our thoughts remain with Kylie Dembrey’s family at this time.”

Notes to editors

  • Emma Currie is a Chief Crown Prosecutor for CPS Thames and Chiltern
  • Mark Sinclair, D.O.B. 22/11/1987, was convicted of murder at Reading Crown Court on 12 March 2018 He was sentenced to life with a minimum term of 21 years (with 186 days deducted) on 13 March 2018.

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