Mum and her daugh­ter get life for killing of book­maker

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A MOTHER and her daugh­ter have been jailed for life mur­der­ing her book­maker hus­band who dis­ap­peared 11 years ago.

Shirley Ban­field, 64, en­listed the help of daugh­ter Lynette, 40, to dis­pose of hubby Don.

Both women ( above) were given life at the Old Bai­ley af­ter be­ing found guilty of the 63-year-old’s mur­der.

They had killed Mr Ban­field, who’d planned a new life with­out them, in or­der to get his re­tire­ment nest egg.

Shirley was told she would serve at least 18 years and Lynette 16 be­fore the women were led away, still keep­ing se­cret what they did with Mr Ban­field’s body.

Kay Hack­ett, his sis­ter, said in a state­ment to the court: “Years of not know­ing where Don was and then dis­cov­er­ing the peo­ple clos­est to him had done such a wicked thing was unimag­in­able.”

The pair, of Can­ter­bury, Kent, had kept Mr Ban­field’s share of the £120,000 profit from the sale of the prop­erty in Weald­stone, north west London.

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