A MAN who claimed he accidentally suffocated his girlfriend as she performed a “rough” sex act on him has been jailed for life for murder.
Robert Simpson-Scott, 44, told police she had been a dominatrix and they enjoyed bondage and sado-masochistic romps.
Robert Simpson-Scott has been sentenced to 18 years for the murder of Sally Cavender[/caption]
Sally Cavender died in December 2018[/caption]
“She used to spank me and I used to spank her if that’s what you want to know,” he said.
Sally Cavender, 55, who died in hospital last December, had a fractured spine and bruises all over her body.
In a statement, Sally’s brother Nick Cavender said: “Sally was a bright and bubbly person but she also lacked self-confidence and battled with alcohol dependency for many years.
“While that led her to make very poor decisions about her lifestyle and choice of partner, she was a very vulnerable person and no-one deserves to have their life ended in the way that hers was.
“Sally was killed just a few days before our mother died.
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“Indeed, Robert was supposed to take Sally to see our mother the day after. Instead of a visit from Sally, my mum had a visit from the police.”
A Cambridge crown court jury found he deliberately battered and strangled her.
Simpson-Scott, of Cambourne, Cambs, must serve at least 18 years.
Jailing him for life and ordering he serve at least 18 years before he can be considered for parole Mrs Justice Cheema-Grubb said: “You strangled her to death while she was staying in your flat.
“It was a cruel killing.
“She lost her life while she was in her prime, aged 55.
“You killed her at a time when her own mother had to be told of the death of her own firstborn on her deathbed.”
Sally Cavender had a fractured spine and bruises all over her body[/caption]
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