A “vicious” killer who strangled his spouse and used her blood to write down “you can’t have my brains” on her chest has been jailed for existence.
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 stated.
He was once sentenced to a minimal prison time period of 17 years.
Ms Leeming, a mom of 2, was once discovered lifeless 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 stated.
Detectives consider O’Sullivan had desecrated the 30-year-old’s frame to signify he was once having “some sort of psychotic breakdown”.
Officers stated previous that evening Ms Leeming were given cash and medicine to promote 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 discovered, police added.
Det Insp Paddy O’Neill stated: “Craig O’Sullivan is a vicious, manipulative and parasitic guy, whose greed drove him to take Gemma’s existence in essentially the most sickening approach. All so he may just fulfill his habit to Class A medicine.
“Gemma’s existence tale is certainly a tragic one and it’s transparent she made some unhealthy alternatives.
“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.”