British man who confessed to murdering young B.C. woman sentenced to life in U.K. prison

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A British man has been sentenced to life in prison for the assassination of a Vernon, B.C., teenager who moved to England final 12 months to meet him.

Essex Police mentioned in an announcement that Jack Sepple, 23, will spend a minimal of 23½ years in prison for the loss of life of Ashley Wadsworth.

Wadsworth, 19, was stabbed and strangled throughout a sustained assault in Sepple’s Chelmsford, U.Okay., residence on Feb. 1, 2021.

Earlier that day, police mentioned, two of the young woman’s associates acquired texts saying Wadsworth wanted assist and needed to go away. These had been adopted by messages saying every thing was “sorted,” which officers later decided had been despatched after her loss of life.

During a trial preparation listening to in Chelmsford Crown Court final month, Sepple admitted to the killing. Wadsworth had moved to England to be with Sepple after the 2 met on-line. 

Sepple, 23, pictured after his arrest. He will serve a minimal of 23½ years in prison, police in the U.Okay. say. (Supplied by Essex Police)

In an announcement shared by police, Wadsworth’s mom Christy Gedron mentioned she was a gorgeous and good young woman who was “the spine of our little household.”

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