Tees

Pamela Glen murder: Joseph Turner jailed for life

Joseph Turner
Image caption Turner was jailed at Teesside Crown Court

A man has been jailed for life for murdering a great grandmother in Darlington.

Pamela Glen, 61, also known as Pamela Turner, was found with stab wounds at her flat in Springhill on 19 October 2012. She died later in hospital.

Joseph Turner, 62, of Sanderson Street, Darlington, was found guilty of her murder at Teesside Crown Court. He was sentenced to a minimum of 15 years.

The mother-of-two had one great grandchild and six grandchildren.

She lived alone at the flat.

Det Chief Insp Victoria Fuller, from Durham Police, said: "The verdict and sentencing given by the judge today has ensured justice has been done and will provide Joseph with time to reflect upon his actions and the pain and devastation he has caused.

"Pamela was a very much loved member of her family and will continue to be missed by all who knew her.

"Although I fully acknowledge that the guilty verdict will not bring Pamela back I hope it will provide the platform they need to help them in moving on with their lives."

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