Woman jailed for ‘wicked murder’

August 8th, 2011 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS  

London, Aug 8 (IANS) A woman in Britain who beat an elderly man to death before burying him in her garden was jailed for life Monday.

Ann Browning, 54, was ordered to serve a minimum of 25 years for the “wicked murder” of retired postman, 82-year-old widower William Williamson, after a judge ruled she planned the killing for financial gain, The Telegraph reported.

Browning, a cleaner, of Miltons Crescent, Surrey, pleaded guilty to murder but denied the crime was financially motivated.

She claimed she beat him with a plastic bat in a temper and then buried his body in her garden to cover up her crime.

She then stripped him naked, bound his legs with a belt, wrapped him in a shower curtain and put him head-first into a grave she had dug in the back garden of the home they shared.

Within days of his death in September 2010, she transferred 140,000 pounds from their joint account into her personal account.

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