A “vicious” killer who strangled his spouse and used her blood to put in writing down down “you can’t have my brains” on her chest has been jailed for lifestyles.
Craig O’Sullivan, 40, of Hollinshead Street, Chorley, up to now admitted at Preston Crown Court to murdering Gemma Leeming, 30.
O’Sullivan additionally put a 10 pence coin on her eye and wrote the phrases “no brain” on her face in mascara, police discussed.
He was once as soon as once sentenced to a minimal prison time period of 17 years.
Ms Leeming, a mom of 2, was once as soon as once came upon useless in a bungalow on Hollinshead Street at about 22:25 BST on 23 May.
O’Sullivan attempted to hide ligature marks on her frame with makeup and dressed her in new garments, Lancashire Police discussed.
Detectives imagine O’Sullivan had desecrated the 30-year-old’s frame to suggest he was once as soon as once having “some sort of psychotic breakdown”.
Officers discussed previous that night time Ms Leeming were given cash and medication to promote it and O’Sullivan had strangled her ahead of stealing them.
A bag of a few of her blood-stained clothes – which O’Sullivan “had tried to get rid of” – was once as soon as once came upon, police added.
Det Insp Paddy O’Neill discussed: “Craig O’Sullivan is a vicious, manipulative and parasitic guy, whose greed drove him to take Gemma’s lifestyles in essentially necessarily probably the most sickening manner. All so he would in all probability merely fulfill his dependancy to Class A drugs.
“Gemma’s lifestyles tale is undoubtedly a tragic one and it’s transparent she made some unhealthy possible choices.
“However, she had two children and a wider family who loved her and who hoped one day for a reconciliation. O’Sullivan’s actions have robbed them of that opportunity.”