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Tuesday 24 October 2017

Mum jailed for life over skip murder

A young mother who laughed as she kicked and punched a man before stripping him and leaving him for dead in a skip has been jailed for life.

Fiona Nalty (24) started beating up "happy drunk" Mick Hunt (37) after he tried to chat her up during a night out in South Norwood, south London, last March 15.

Her lover, father-of-three Arry Green (22), joined in, even though the victim did nothing to defend himself and begged them to stop.

Five hours after the attack, a member of the public found Mr Hunt in an alleyway, severely injured, naked, unconscious and barely breathing. He died in hospital the same day.

After a trial at the Old Bailey, the pair were found guilty of murder and jailed for life for a minimum of 19 years for the "brutal, sustained and lethal attack".

Judge Richard Kramer told them: "What you did was shocking and totally unjustified. Although you were drinking . . . each of you knew perfectly well what you were doing."

He said the offence was compounded by the humiliation of removing Mr Hunt's clothes and the fact that the "much loved son and partner" had suffered for hours in the skip before he was found.

The family of Mr Hunt, who was from Co Wexford, wept and hugged each other as the pair were sent down from the dock to start their sentences.

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