An 85-year-old widow was brutally murdered by a drunken thug who broke every bone in her face and robbed her of £350, a court heard yesterday.Did he have a record as long as your arm?
Don’t they always…
Jobless Robert Tozer, 20, had recently been released from prison when he burgled retired teacher Joan Charlton, whom he had known as a neighbour since childhood.And that wasn’t enough:
He repeatedly assaulted her with a bottle in the living room before searching upstairs for cash.
Tozer came back downstairs to discover the injured pensioner trying to reach the phone in the hall to call for help and launched a merciless attack.Tell me, why should a creature this depraved still be left sucking oxygen?
He stamped on her head, cut the phone line, deactivated the fire alarm and tried to set fire to her body despite knowing she was still alive.
Why should he spend the next 22 years eating, drinking and being attended to by pretty prison officers dedicated to 'looking after prisoners with humanity', maybe even arranging to have his every thought published on the Internet, and maybe even, if this campaign succeeds, voting in the next election?
Yesterday Tozer pleaded guilty to murdering Mrs Charlton at her home in West Parade, Hull in June.A ‘minimum of 22 years’..? He should never be released.
He was given a life sentence at Hull Crown Court and told he would serve a minimum of 22 years behind bars.
In fact, if his last prison sentence had been a proper one, he wouldn’t have been released:
Tozer had been out of jail for less than three weeks when he murdered Mrs Charlton.How was he caught?
He had been serving a 15-month prison sentence for attacking a girlfriend's partner with a pool cue and also had a previous conviction for assaulting a police constable.
Well, that’s an interesting little footnote:
It became common knowledge in the neighbourhood that he was to blame and was arrested.Local gossip led to the arrest?
A man with this record, a neighbour of the victim, with his prints on file, wasn’t scooped up the day of the discovery of this crime?