CPS statement on Gareeca Gordon sentencing
Gareeca Gordon, 28, was sentenced today (Tuesday 4 May 2021) at Bristol Crown Court to life imprisonment with a minimum term of 23 years and six months for the murder and dismemberment of 28-year-old Phoenix Netts.
She had previously pleaded guilty on 21 April 2021 at the same court for the murder of Phoenix Netts and concealing her dismembered body in two suitcases.
Lesley Milner of the CPS said: "This was a truly horrific case in which the life of a young woman was cut short senselessly. Gareeca Gordon has been sentenced for her actions in murdering Miss Netts and the callous way she attempted to cover up her crime.
"Our thoughts remain with the family and friends of Phoenix Netts, and while this sentencing cannot replace their loss, I hope that they find a small measure of comfort that her killer has been brought to justice and must now serve a lengthy sentence for her crime."
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Lesley Milner is a Senior Crown Prosecutor at CPS West Midlands.