A married man was jailed after he strangled his boyfriend during sex.
Sam Pipes, 32, of Durham, was sentenced this month to four years and eight months in prison for the murder of 33-year-old Sophie Moss. Tesside Crown Court had earlier heard that he had drunk 24 bottles when he pressured Mass. Neck for tens of seconds or minutes on his flat in Darlington in February. The mother of two lost her life on the spot.
Pipes picked up Moss to find him naked and unresponsive, but didn’t dial 999. He waited in his car for 15 minutes before driving, where he confessed to the murder but denied it. She said she had been in a comfortable relationship with the victim for three years, and she willingly encouraged him to strangle her during sex. Mail online.
An autopsy by Moss revealed that Pybes had been pressing his neck for a long time to kill him, but there was no evidence of any other injuries or torture. The Crown Prosecution Service also told the court that there was not enough evidence to support the murder charge because it had no evidence that he intended to kill or seriously harm his lover.
Pibes was initially sentenced to four years and eight months in prison for the crime, but Judge Paul Watson QC later increased his sentence to four years and eight months after giving him credit for his initial criminal appeal. ۔ However, Attorney General Sevilla Brewerman intervened, citing an “inappropriately soft” prison term.
A spokesman for the attorney general’s office said: “I can confirm that the attorney general has sent Sam Pibes’ sentence to the Court of Appeal because she agrees that this is an unnecessary leniency. Whether the sentence should be increased or not. “
Brewman was quoted as saying that Labor’s Harriet Harmon, who chairs Parliament’s Joint Committee on Human Rights, had written to him to complain about the sentence. One campaign group, “We Can’t Agree to It,” was also protesting the reduced prison sentence.