A sex worker who murdered a pensioner she had been stealing money from then set up an 'elaborate sham' to cover her tracks has been jailed for 20 years.Harriet Davison, 88, was beaten and suffocated by Beverley James - who worked as a carer by day and a sex chat worker by night - in her sheltered accommodation flat in Sunderland in July last year.
In April of 2013 another teacher notified the district of a blog which "referred to the respondent using the school for phone sex." The decision found Hankey had accessed the school late at night on approximately 35 occasions to make the calls.
She told jurors she has seen the intruder beating Mrs Davison with a radio and that he had made her lie on top of the pensioner.
James said the bald attacker, who was wearing a Sunderland football shirt, had made her light a cigarette and blow smoke onto his penis, put a wire around her neck, hit her with a lamp and stuffed a stocking in her mouth.
The judge said: 'In her account of what happened to the police, and indeed to the jury, she even threw in a few extra salacious details in an attempt to give spurious authenticity to her untrue story.' As she was led away to start serving her life sentence, James told members of her family in the public gallery she would hold her 'head high'.
James, aka Briggs, of Springwell Road, Sunderland, had denied murder and said Mrs Davison was 'like a nana' to her.