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Man who choked mother-of-two to death during sex jailed for 29 years

Culled from The Sun

Screams of "murderer" were heard in court as a killer who strangled a mum-of-two to death during sex was caged for life today, The Sun reported.

Richard Bailey, 41, was sentenced to a minimum of 29 years after being found guilty of murdering Charlotte Teeling, 33.

Bailey had claimed Charlotte died during "rough sex" at his flat in Birmingham.

But he was convicted of murder by a jury following a trial at Birmingham Crown Court.

The callous killer was led away to cries of "murderer" from the public gallery as the victim's family clashed with the defendant's mum.

Sentencing him, Judge Patrick Thomas said: "In the course of that sexual intercourse you killed her.

Charlotte Teeling was found dead, with Richard Bailey found guilty of her murder

"She did not consent to being injured let alone killed.

You decided to muffle her voice and breathing at all costs. You have not given any explanation why.

"You were applying force to her neck for your own satisfaction."

Bailey lured Charlotte to her death after meeting her on a night out in February.

Chilling CCTV captured the pair holding hands before he led her back to his flat where he strangled her to death.

Jobless Bailey had slept in the same room with his victim's body - even using her bank cards to buy a fried chicken takeaway hours after her death.

Charlotte was caught on CCTV dancing alone at a nightclub before her death

Charlotte's body was found in Bailey's home on March 2 - four days after she was reported missing.

She was discovered "naked apart from a piece of underwear on her midriff", with pornography scattered around her.

Bailey tried to claim he strangled the mum at her request but "not that hard".

Bailey was arrested on March 3 at the home of an ex-partner in Coventry, having tried to rekindle his romance after hearing police were after him.

Detective Inspector Jim Colclough, from force CID and who led the investigation, said: “Charlotte was a loving mother, daughter and sister. She was a caring person who did not deserve to die in these circumstances.

“I hope that her family and friends feel some sense of justice following today’s result at court. Despite this outcome we all know that it will not bring Charlotte back to the place where she belongs.

Richard Bailey was caught on film holding the hand of his victim just hours before her murder

My view: I hope he rot in hell. It's sad how she died, as she never knew the stranger she held hands with was a monster who stranggled her to death.