Obsessive partner murdered girlfriend in jealous rage
PUBLISHED: 10:30 03 March 2015 | UPDATED: 10:30 03 March 2015
Pair met in Beckenham
AN obsessive boyfriend beat his girlfriend to death after she refused to let him look at her Facebook account, a court heard yesterday.
Kane Boyce, 34, caused a fatal brain injury when he attacked 20-year-old Paula Newman, believing that she was cheating on him - a belief which was unfounded.
He had previously pleaded guilty to manslaughter but an Old Bailey jury found him guilty of murder.
He was jailed for life, with a recommendation that he serve a minimum of 20 years.
Detective Chief Inspector Diane Tudway said: “Boyce’s utter obsession with his unfounded belief that his girlfriend was cheating on him led him to brutally attack her.
“He then tried to cover his tracks, disposing of evidence and concocting a series of lies that he rattled off to his friends and paramedics and later police.
“I am grateful for the bravery of Boyce’s previous partners, who came to court and gave evidence about being assaulted by him.”