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A VI­CIOUS mur­der­ess who kept a book about women killers by her bed­side then stamped her boyfriend to death has been caged for 17½ years.

Max­ine Oliver ( right), 45, was fed up with what she called her 37-year-old lover’s messy habits and wanted him out of the flat they shared, a court heard.

On the night Carl Jones died neigh­bours heard 16-stone her scream: “Do you want me to kill you? Do you? Do you?”

The court heard that a book called Dead­lier than the Male: Ten True Sto­ries of Women Who Kill had been found in Oliver’s bed­side drawer at the flat in Ash Vale, Sur­rey.

Oliver had de­nied murder and throughout her trial had dis­claimed re­spon­si­bil­ity for Mr Jones’s fatal in­juries, in­sist­ing that some­one else must have in­flicted them.

But Oliver was jailed for life at Guild­ford Crown Court af­ter be­ing con­victed of murder.

When the sen­tence was an­nounced mem­bers of Oliver’s fam­ily shouted abuse at the fam­ily of the dead man, say­ing, “Are you happy now?” and “Liars” and “Dick­head” at a male rel­a­tive of Mr Jones be­fore storm­ing out of the court.

Sen­tenc­ing her, Judge Cristo­pher Critchlow said that Mr Jones had suf­fered brain in­juries, bro­ken ribs and a crushed lar­ynx.

Po­lice said the in­juries were con­sis­tent the vic­tim be­ing re­peat­edly stamped on as he lay on the ground.

He told her: “You be­came less and less tol­er­ant of him and wanted him out of the flat. It is clear that you were in a tem­per when you car­ried out the as­sault from which he died.”

The judge pointed out that the vic­tim was a 11 stone and walked with the aid of a stick af­ter suf­fer­ing prob­lems with his brain.

Oliver’s de­fence said she had: “...more and more frus­trated at his ex­ces­sive drink­ing, and the sit­u­a­tion cul­mi­nated in a ter­ri­ble loss of tem­per.”

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