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Monday 5 December 2016

Combined 50 years for couple over killing of teenager Becky Watts

Nathan Matthews (left) Shauna Hoare, inset Rebecca Watts
Nathan Matthews (left) Shauna Hoare, inset Rebecca Watts

Nathan Matthews and girlfriend Shauna Hoare have been sentenced to a combined total of 50 years over the killing of teenager Becky Watts.

Nathan Matthews sentenced to a minimum of 33 years' imprisonment by Mr Justice Dingemans at a sentencing hearing this afternoon for the murder of his step sister.

Matthews' girlfriend Shauna Hoare, 21, was told she would be sentenced to 17 years for manslaughter.

Trial judge Mr Justice Dingemans was in tears as he started paying tribute to Becky's family at the end of his sentencing remarks.

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