Britain`s youngest female double murderer jailed for life

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 8, 2010 - 20:02

London: A 16-year-old British schoolgirl,
who became the country`s youngest female after killing her
alcoholic father and a woman companion, was on Wednesday sentenced to
life imprisonment.

Lorraine Thorpe of Clapgate Lane Ipswich was just 15
when she along with 41-year-old Paul Clarke killed her father
Desmond Thorpe and Rosalyn Hunt in August last year.

Hunt, 41, was beaten to death in Ipswich, by Lorraine
who kicked, punched and stamped on her head, British media
said.

Lorraine`s father Desmond, 43, an alcoholic and a
friend of Clarke, was smothered amid fears that he would tell
the police about the first murder.

Lorraine, sentenced at the Old Bailey, will serve at
least 14 years behind bars. Clarke has already been jailed for
life with a minimum term of 27 years.

While pronouncing the judgement, a judge said Clarke
was the "instigator" in the murder of Hunt, also an alcoholic,
although Thorpe "played a full part".

Lorraine`s parents had split up when she was 12 and
she initially lived with her mother before going to look after
her alcoholic father at 13.

She was spending all her time with middle-aged
alcoholics who were involved in criminal activities, the media
said.

Lorraine, who was suffering from attention deficit
hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), stopped going to school and was
involved in the violent activities with other alcoholics.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, September 8, 2010 - 20:02

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