‘Bullying’ Becky found guilty of killing girlfriend
A woman faces being jailed for life for murder after battering her girlfriend for years before she died.
“Bullying” Becky Reid, 32, regularly kicked, punched and stamped on mother-of-one Lyndsey Vaux, 30, leaving her “looking like the elephant man”, Manchester Crown Court has heard.
Yesterday a jury found her guilty of murder and grievous bodily harm to another previous partner, Samantha Newns, following a sixweek trial.
In the same case, Reid’s mother, Gillian Reid, 57, was cleared of murder but found guilty of assault occasioning actual bodily harm to Ms Newns.
Both will be sentenced today with Becky Reid facing a mandatory life sentence for murder.
Around a dozen members of Miss Vaux’s family, including her daughter, aged 13, shouted “Yes” as the jury foreman delivered the guilty verdicts.
Outside court they hugged each other and thanked police detectives who investigated the murder.
Judge Richard Mansell QC thanked jurors for sitting on a “very distressing case” and said he would speak to Miss Vaux’s young daughter in private today.
“Suffered 90 separate injuries following years of abuse by Reid”
Earlier the court heard Miss Vaux died on May 22 last year having suffered 90 separate injuries following years of abuse by Reid.
Neighbours, shopkeepers and other witnesses told how Miss Vaux was often seen being dragged by her hair, punched, kicked and stamped on by Becky as she screamed abuse at her in the streets near their home in Platt Bridge, Wigan.