Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Woman kills man, tries to kill his good name by falsely accusing him of rape

A murderer tried to claim that her sick and disabled victim tried to rape her. It didn't work. It's not enough for some women to kill a man, they must also destroy his reputation in the process. H/t to John K.

Scissors killer jailed for 11 years

A WOMAN who killed a disabled pensioner by stabbing him 18 times with scissors in a frenzied attack was jailed for 11 years yesterday.

One of the blows inflicted by Henrietta Johnstone penetrated 67-year-old Andrew Powell's skull.
Johnstone - who claimed her victim tried to rape her - then left him in his flat to die.

Judge John Morris QC told Johnstone: "You claim you acted in self-defence, but the jury convicted you of a violent attack on a frail man."

Last month Johnstone, 33, was convicted of the culpable homicide of Dominican-born Mr Powell at his flat in Roystonhill, Glasgow, in January.

He had suffered three heart attacks and had a pacemaker fitted, the High Court in the city heard.

He had also had a stroke and suffered sight problems.

Prosecutor Simon Collins said Johnstone's rape claim was "a cold and calculated lie".

Andrew's distraught sister Marlene Severin, 53 - who travelled from New York with elderly mum Beatrice - said: "He died alone and lay rotting.

"Someone supposed to care for him just left him to disintegrate."

Link: http://www.thesun.co.uk/scotsol/homepage/news/2649001/Woman-is-sentenced-to-11-years-for-the-killing-of-Andrew-Powell.html