Torture killing pair get 50 years

Southend Standard: Roy Sly Roy Sly

A MAN and woman have been jailed for life for beating a father so badly that police were unable to tell if his face was that of a man or a woman.

Roy Sly, 53, was tortured and killed by Vincent Harty and Lisa Marie Turner who had been his friends but turned on him.

Harty, 39, of Wakering Avenue, Shoeburyness, was found guilty of murder and given a minimum term of 30 years.

Turner, 33, of no fixed address, pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing. She was given a minimum term of 20 years at the Old Bailey.

Mr Justice Saunders said: "It is almost unthinkable that any human being could treat another in the way these defendants treated Roy Sly."

Normal inhibitions were absent from the killers because of damage done by years of drink and drug abuse. The judge added: "While it is hard to think of more depraved conduct, it would have been much worse if committed while sober and in their right mind."

Mr Sly, who lived apart from his former wife and three children because of his heavy drinking, had bought steak and wine for his guests, but at midnight, one of them cleared his bank account of £105 at an ATM.

Mr Sly was later subjected to torture and beating which caused his death at his home in Station Road, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, in January.

The hearing was halted briefly after a male dock officer fainted after hearing the harrowing details of the killing. He was taken down and replaced by a woman officer. During an earlier abandoned trial at Chelmsford Crown Court, a woman juror fainted when shown photographs of Mr Sly's body.

A second man, Peter Smith, 38, of Furnace Row, Troedyrhiw, Merthyr Tydfil, was cleared of murder and discharged.

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2:14pm Thu 20 Dec 12

madmax1 says...

I thought they got 50 years each. Sort your headlines out Echo, your not the sun.

Its likely that Turner will be out at some point in her mid 50's. Not good enough.
I thought they got 50 years each. Sort your headlines out Echo, your not the sun. Its likely that Turner will be out at some point in her mid 50's. Not good enough. madmax1

6:07pm Thu 20 Dec 12

Carnabackable says...

madmax1 wrote:
I thought they got 50 years each. Sort your headlines out Echo, your not the sun.

Its likely that Turner will be out at some point in her mid 50's. Not good enough.
Read the story Dimwit, Im glad to read of these Ba#tards getting, but wish it had been 30 years each....
[quote][p][bold]madmax1[/bold] wrote: I thought they got 50 years each. Sort your headlines out Echo, your not the sun. Its likely that Turner will be out at some point in her mid 50's. Not good enough.[/p][/quote]Read the story Dimwit, Im glad to read of these Ba#tards getting, but wish it had been 30 years each.... Carnabackable

8:29pm Thu 20 Dec 12

madmax1 says...

Carnabackable wrote:
madmax1 wrote:
I thought they got 50 years each. Sort your headlines out Echo, your not the sun.

Its likely that Turner will be out at some point in her mid 50's. Not good enough.
Read the story Dimwit, Im glad to read of these Ba#tards getting, but wish it had been 30 years each....
My comment you quoted clearly says
" I thought they got 50 years each" (based on the headline). So what is there to read ?

Its one thing spamming these comment sections with your insulting and snide remarks, you only show yourself up but there is no need to constantly swear, kids and many adults who visit this site don't want to read it. For someone fixated with spelling & grammar I'm disappointed you don't possess a more in depth vocabulary.
[quote][p][bold]Carnabackable[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]madmax1[/bold] wrote: I thought they got 50 years each. Sort your headlines out Echo, your not the sun. Its likely that Turner will be out at some point in her mid 50's. Not good enough.[/p][/quote]Read the story Dimwit, Im glad to read of these Ba#tards getting, but wish it had been 30 years each....[/p][/quote]My comment you quoted clearly says " I thought they got 50 years each" (based on the headline). So what is there to read ? Its one thing spamming these comment sections with your insulting and snide remarks, you only show yourself up but there is no need to constantly swear, kids and many adults who visit this site don't want to read it. For someone fixated with spelling & grammar I'm disappointed you don't possess a more in depth vocabulary. madmax1

9:24pm Thu 20 Dec 12

Carnabackable says...

Read the Headline Dimwit Pair jailed for 50 years, not each and before you dare suggest Im insulting, think again, I'm only insulting you..DIMWIT
Read the Headline Dimwit Pair jailed for 50 years, not each and before you dare suggest Im insulting, think again, I'm only insulting you..DIMWIT Carnabackable

9:27pm Thu 20 Dec 12

madmax1 says...

Your not making sense ?

Do you drink a lot ?
Your not making sense ? Do you drink a lot ? madmax1

9:28pm Thu 20 Dec 12

Carnabackable says...

madmax1 wrote:
Your not making sense ?

Do you drink a lot ?
Shall I write in english..
[quote][p][bold]madmax1[/bold] wrote: Your not making sense ? Do you drink a lot ?[/p][/quote]Shall I write in english.. Carnabackable

9:34pm Thu 20 Dec 12

Carnabackable says...

madmax1 you need to calm down, talk to your teacher at school
madmax1 you need to calm down, talk to your teacher at school Carnabackable

9:45pm Thu 20 Dec 12

madmax1 says...

Yes please plain English would help.

& Try not to use so many comers, don't swear and if possible refrain from the insults directed at other users.

In fact I'd advise you to either ignore those who's view differs from your own or at least try and engage in some form of debate if you disagree with another users comments and not your tiresome disdainfulness.
Yes please plain English would help. & Try not to use so many comers, don't swear and if possible refrain from the insults directed at other users. In fact I'd advise you to either ignore those who's view differs from your own or at least try and engage in some form of debate if you disagree with another users comments and not your tiresome disdainfulness. madmax1

9:49pm Thu 20 Dec 12

Carnabackable says...

madmax1 wrote:
Yes please plain English would help.

& Try not to use so many comers, don't swear and if possible refrain from the insults directed at other users.

In fact I'd advise you to either ignore those who's view differs from your own or at least try and engage in some form of debate if you disagree with another users comments and not your tiresome disdainfulness.
Try directing your hate towards killers, not posters Dimwit, and life will be sweet.
[quote][p][bold]madmax1[/bold] wrote: Yes please plain English would help. & Try not to use so many comers, don't swear and if possible refrain from the insults directed at other users. In fact I'd advise you to either ignore those who's view differs from your own or at least try and engage in some form of debate if you disagree with another users comments and not your tiresome disdainfulness.[/p][/quote]Try directing your hate towards killers, not posters Dimwit, and life will be sweet. Carnabackable

9:56pm Thu 20 Dec 12

asbo industries inc says...

steak and wine. wot no greens?
steak and wine. wot no greens? asbo industries inc

10:00pm Thu 20 Dec 12

Carnabackable says...

madmax1 wrote:
I thought they got 50 years each. Sort your headlines out Echo, your not the sun.

Its likely that Turner will be out at some point in her mid 50's. Not good enough.
The headline clearly states 50 years - between them - Doh.....
[quote][p][bold]madmax1[/bold] wrote: I thought they got 50 years each. Sort your headlines out Echo, your not the sun. Its likely that Turner will be out at some point in her mid 50's. Not good enough.[/p][/quote]The headline clearly states 50 years - between them - Doh..... Carnabackable

10:09pm Thu 20 Dec 12

InTheKnowOk says...

This poor guy died a miserable death and all you lot can do is bang on about who said what !!
This poor guy died a miserable death and all you lot can do is bang on about who said what !! InTheKnowOk

10:12pm Thu 20 Dec 12

madmax1 says...

"Torture killing pair get 50 years" ?

How does that 'clearly' say 50 years 'between' them ? - Doh.
"Torture killing pair get 50 years" ? How does that 'clearly' say 50 years 'between' them ? - Doh. madmax1

10:18pm Thu 20 Dec 12

asbo industries inc says...

InTheKnowOk wrote:
This poor guy died a miserable death and all you lot can do is bang on about who said what !!
would you invite a pair of seasoned drug addicts 'round for steak 'n wine?
[quote][p][bold]InTheKnowOk[/bold] wrote: This poor guy died a miserable death and all you lot can do is bang on about who said what !![/p][/quote]would you invite a pair of seasoned drug addicts 'round for steak 'n wine? asbo industries inc

10:51pm Thu 20 Dec 12

loppyears says...

unusual for a woman to be involved in something like this.
unusual for a woman to be involved in something like this. loppyears

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