Thursday, June 14, 2012

Graeme Jarman Killed 77 year old Judith Richardson for her Handbag after posing as a volunteer from the charity Age UK

A frail woman was battered to death with a hammer after her killer tricked his way into her home by posing as a volunteer from the charity Age UK, a court heard yesterday.

Judith Richardson, 77, was murdered after she opened the front door of her modest ground-floor flat to 48-year-old Graeme Jarman, the jury was told.

The pensioner, who had never married and lived alone with her dog Hamish, was hit in the head at least 30 times by Jarman, it heard.

After bludgeoning Miss Richardson to death he then ransacked her bedroom before fleeing with her handbag and jewellery, it is claimed.

Robert Smith QC, prosecuting, said there was ‘compelling’ CCTV footage which showed that Jarman, who was jobless and living on benefits, had been stalking other elderly women in the hours before her murder. Read More