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Charlbury man jailed for nine years

From the Oxford Mail:

"A man who attempted to murder his fiance by throwing electrical appliances into her bath before he forced her head under the water has been jailed for nine years.

"Gary Boyland, 35, of Sturt Close, Charlbury, was sentenced at Oxford Crown Court, after being found guilty of the attempted murder of Lynsey Brooks, 24, at his trial last month.

"Boyland threw a hair dryer, stereo and lamp into the water while Miss Brooks was in the bath. When a trip switch kicked in saving her from electrocution, Boyland got into the bath and held her head under water, the court heard.

"Boyland attempted to kill Miss Brooks after discovering a telephone bill which showed she had been calling lover Ken Sheppard, the jury was told. Judge Anthony King rejected Boyland's claim that he didn't believe throwing the items into the bath would kill Miss Brooks."

Full story here.

Richard Fairhurst · Tue 5 Sep 2006, 23:28 · Link

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