Murderer: Ricardo Morrison
Via BBC News
A man jailed for life for murdering his model girlfriend is “dangerous beyond words”, a judge has said.
Ricardo Morrison, 22, from Birmingham, must serve a minimum of 24 years for killing Amy Leigh Barnes, 19, in Farnworth, near Bolton, last November.
Manchester Crown Court heard Miss Barnes was stabbed nine times and found bleeding to death by her father.
Sentencing Morrison, Mr Justice MacDuff said he was an “evil man” with a history of abusing women.
“You had controlled and abused Amy Leigh Barnes over many months,” added the judge, ordering him to serve at least 24 years before being eligible for parole.
“Yours was a sustained campaign of prolonged physical, emotional and psychological abuse.”
“Those of us who listened to her last anguished shouts in that 999 emergency call recording will never be able to forget it. You were unable to listen to it yourself.
“You slashed open her pretty face. What went through her mind when she saw you coming in through that back door with that knife is unimaginable.”
Mr Justice MacDuff said Morrison did not face an easy task in ever convincing a parole board he should be released in the future.
Morrison’s mother, Pc Melda Wilks, 50, who let him wash his bloodstained clothes at her home, was found not guilty of assisting an offender.
But she now faces an internal disciplinary inquiry by her force, West Midlands Police.
Victim: Amy Leigh Barnes
Evil.. just pure evil.
I hope the lunatic suffers behind bars and that in his case LIFE MEANS LIFE!
Rest In Peace Amy Leigh Barnes.
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