Wednesday, January 4, 2012

'Your performance was worthy of an Oscar': Judge jails woman for 23 years after she lied about locking fiancé in cupboard and burning him to death

[ via Mail Online ] 4 Jan

Julie Dixon, an accounts clerk who locked her fiancé in his workshop, set the building ablaze and blamed the attack on burglars has been jailed for at least 23 years.

Julie Dixon, right, locked her partner, David Twigg, into a storeroom at his place of work before setting the building on fire, killing him

Julie made a highly charged 999 call blaming two masked intruders, but when police found no evidence of a raid and arrested her for the murder she changed her story.

Judge Michael Heath insisted Dixon had spun a ‘pack of lies’  and described her as a ‘resourceful and imaginative’ liar who had  produced ‘a performance worthy of an Oscar’.


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