Simon Meecham sentenced to 22 years behind bars after murdering ex-partner

Simon Meecham sentenced to 22 years behind bars after murdering ex-partner

Simon Meecham sentenced to 22 years behind bars after murdering ex-partner

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A man has been sentenced to 22 years behind bars after stabbing his former partner to death.

Simon Meecham, 43, of Shoebury, had denied murdering 26-year-old Leanne Meecham but was found guilty earlier this week after a trial at Chelmsford Crown Court.

Meecham was Leanne's step-father but the couple became involved in a six year relationship in 2007.

When Leanne split up with Meecham he told family members that if he couldn’t have her, nobody else could.

Meecham, a mechanic, from Rosewood Lane, Shoebury, will be sentenced at the same court on Friday, August 15.

The jury had heard that police were called to Leanne’s home in Park Street Westcliff on Thursday February 13 2014. She was found with stab wound and was taken to Royal London Hospital where she later died from her injuries.

Police were called to the scene later found Meecham with knife injuries. He was treated in hospital and later charged with murder.

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3:16pm Fri 15 Aug 14

Howard Cháse says...

Is that all?

40 years minimum with no chance of parole would be more like it
Is that all? 40 years minimum with no chance of parole would be more like it Howard Cháse
  • Score: 16

3:19pm Fri 15 Aug 14

Alfiee says...

Take a life, you should never ever be let out.
Take a life, you should never ever be let out. Alfiee
  • Score: 18

3:20pm Fri 15 Aug 14

sam1234 says...

She was sleeping with her step father am I reading that right r.i.p x
She was sleeping with her step father am I reading that right r.i.p x sam1234
  • Score: 15

3:57pm Fri 15 Aug 14

supermadmax says...

Well called Pembury.
Well called Pembury. supermadmax
  • Score: 0

4:51pm Fri 15 Aug 14

Alfiee says...

Pisss Off Your Not Welcome wrote:
Howard Cháse wrote:
Is that all?

40 years minimum with no chance of parole would be more like it
If he got 40 years he would be serving the same sentence as Ian Huntley. This is just domestic violence and happens alot. I think the sentence is fair. Maybe she was the instigator. Will never know. Life goes on as they say.
What a stupid thing to say someone lost their life, would you make the same comment if it was someone in your family. Or are you someone who enjoys domestic violence.
[quote][p][bold]Pisss Off Your Not Welcome[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Howard Cháse[/bold] wrote: Is that all? 40 years minimum with no chance of parole would be more like it[/p][/quote]If he got 40 years he would be serving the same sentence as Ian Huntley. This is just domestic violence and happens alot. I think the sentence is fair. Maybe she was the instigator. Will never know. Life goes on as they say.[/p][/quote]What a stupid thing to say someone lost their life, would you make the same comment if it was someone in your family. Or are you someone who enjoys domestic violence. Alfiee
  • Score: 14

5:17pm Fri 15 Aug 14

runwellian says...

Howard Cháse wrote:
Is that all?

40 years minimum with no chance of parole would be more like it
Hang him .. better still!
[quote][p][bold]Howard Cháse[/bold] wrote: Is that all? 40 years minimum with no chance of parole would be more like it[/p][/quote]Hang him .. better still! runwellian
  • Score: 2

5:20pm Fri 15 Aug 14

runwellian says...

What happens when our prisons are full of lifers?

time we had the death penalty for cases where there is no doubt Huntley, Venables, and this bloke!

Very strange relationship though!
What happens when our prisons are full of lifers? time we had the death penalty for cases where there is no doubt Huntley, Venables, and this bloke! Very strange relationship though! runwellian
  • Score: 6

9:56pm Fri 15 Aug 14

seasidejonathon says...

Biggest loser of all this is their little 3 year old boy who has now lost both Mum and Dad.
Crazy sad world, Mr Meachem always seemed a nice guy an good mechanic.
So sad all round just hope little boy is gonna be ok
Biggest loser of all this is their little 3 year old boy who has now lost both Mum and Dad. Crazy sad world, Mr Meachem always seemed a nice guy an good mechanic. So sad all round just hope little boy is gonna be ok seasidejonathon
  • Score: 8

11:19am Sat 16 Aug 14

supermadmax says...

seasidejonathon wrote:
Biggest loser of all this is their little 3 year old boy who has now lost both Mum and Dad.
Crazy sad world, Mr Meachem always seemed a nice guy an good mechanic.
So sad all round just hope little boy is gonna be ok
" Meachem always seemed a nice guy an good mechanic "

& we got the guy on the other story who tied up and killed his grandad, he worked in a shop on the high st. Psyco's everywhere.
[quote][p][bold]seasidejonathon[/bold] wrote: Biggest loser of all this is their little 3 year old boy who has now lost both Mum and Dad. Crazy sad world, Mr Meachem always seemed a nice guy an good mechanic. So sad all round just hope little boy is gonna be ok[/p][/quote]" Meachem always seemed a nice guy an good mechanic " & we got the guy on the other story who tied up and killed his grandad, he worked in a shop on the high st. Psyco's everywhere. supermadmax
  • Score: 2

8:53pm Sat 16 Aug 14

pendulum says...

Not long enough.
Not long enough. pendulum
  • Score: 1

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