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Triple Killer Joanne Dennehy In Jail For Life
Psychopathic killer Joanne Dennehy laughed as she was taken away to serve life for the random killing of three men and the attempted murder of two others.
The mother-of-two was told by trial judge Mr Justice Spencer that she was a "cruel, calculating and manipulative serial killer" and will now die behind bars.
He said the slayings were carried out in "cold blood" and although she had pleaded guilty it was "clear you have no remorse for those murders".
At one point Dennehy swore at the judge as he made his sentencing remarks.
After she was sentenced to a whole-life order, she could be heard laughing as she was taken down to the cells.
Dennehy, 31, is only the third woman to be given a whole-life tariff in England and Wales - after Rose West and Myra Hindley.
Mr Justice Spencer said medical reports made it clear she was a sadomasochist who enjoyed sex with extreme violence.
Earlier this month, she admitted stabbing to death her victims in a 10-day killing frenzy before trying to murder two other men while on the run.
Dressed in a pink athletics vest, with her hair tied back in a ponytail with a purple scrunchie, Dennehy was handcuffed for the hearing, with another set of handcuffs linked to a female prison guard.
Her bare arms were marked with grim-looking scars and several tattoos in blue ink could clearly be seen.
During the sentencing hearing at the Old Bailey, she smiled, smirked and chatted with her guards, as well as co-accused Gary Stretch - and at one point she called out to her lawyer so she could write him a note.
Family members of the victims were in court and security was tight in the dock with nine guards, including two women, keeping watch over Dennehy and her three co-accused.
Earlier in the week the same court had been the scene of violent disturbances after Woolwich killers Michael Adebolajo, 29, and Michael Adebowale, 22, brawled with guards in the dock.
Mr Justice Spencer called Dennehy a "pathological liar" and said she had killed to "satisfy her sadistic lust for blood".
Dennehy, from Orton Goldhay, near Peterborough, slaughtered her victims, Lukasz Slaboszewski, 31, Kevin Lee, 48, and John Chapman, 56, in and around Peterborough at random last March and April.
Cambridgeshire Police said the investigation was the biggest the force had been involved in since the Soham schoolgirl murders of Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman.
Her sentencing was delayed because of a Court of Appeal review earlier this month after the European Court of Human Rights ruled that whole-life terms breached human rights.
Dennehy also admitted the attempted murder of dog walkers, John Rogers and Robin Bereza, in Hereford while on the run from police as well as preventing the lawful and decent burial of her victims.
The Old Bailey hearing heard she had carried out the attempted killing of Mr Rogers because she wanted his dog.
Stretch, 47, also of Orton Goldhay, Peterborough, who stands at 7ft 3, was found guilty of the attempted murders of Mr Bereza and Mr Rogers and three counts of preventing the lawful burial of a body.
He was given life with a minimum term of 19 years. He told the judge " thank you very much" as he was taken down to the cells.
Leslie Layton, 36, of Orton Goldhay, was found guilty of preventing the lawful burial of two murder victims and perverting the course of justice and jailed for 14 years, with a minimum of seven years.
Robert Moore, 55, of Peterborough, admitted assisting an offender and was given three years with a minimum of 18 months to be completed.
During the earlier trial, prosecutor Peter Wright QC, said Dennehy "cast a spell" over her accomplices and some of her victims as she killed "for fun".
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