Daniel O'Malley-Keyes found guilty of beating his partner to death

|News, Domestic abuse , Violent crime

Daniel O'Malley-Keyes, 38, from Bournemouth, was today (30 May 2019) found guilty of the murder of his partner, Sharon Perrett, 37, who died in the early hours of Sunday, August 26. He was sentenced to life imprisonment, to serve a minimum term of 18 years.

Following the sentence Sharon Douglass for the Crown Prosecution Service said: "This is a tragic case of domestic abuse. Daniel O’ Malley-Keyes launched a vicious attack on Sharon Perrett, his partner of 18 months, because he thought she had embarrassed him in during a night out.

"When they got home at some point during the night he beat her to death.

"She suffered extensive bruising to her head and body together with multiple rib fractures and the jury also heard how she had two patterned bruises consistent with a footwear mark.

"There was no justification for such a violent attack and today, having heard the prosecution and the defence case, the jury was satisfied that Daniel O’Malley-Keyes was guilty of the murder of Sharon Perrett.

"We would like to thank all the witnesses who gave evidence in this case and the work of the whole prosecution team.

"Our thoughts are with the family of Sharon Perrett at this difficult time."

Notes to editors

  • Sharon Douglass is a Senior Crown Prosecutor for CPS Wessex
  • Daniel O’Malley-Keyes' date of birth is 24/08/1980

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