Paignton stabbing: Woman jailed for murdering Buddhist elder

Faye BurfordImage copyright Devon and Cornwall Police
Image caption Faye Burford time and again stabbed Peter Flux in his chest, palms and neck

A girl who murdered a Buddhist elder in a “cocaine-fuelled” stabbing in Devon has been jailed for lifestyles.

Faye Burford had taken the Class A drug in a while prior to she went to her neighbour Peter Flux’s flat in Paignton on 23 February.

Mr Flux, 74, refused to lend Burford cash and was once then time and again stabbed prior to she left him for lifeless and took his passport and cash from his pockets.

Burford, 41, was once jailed at Exeter Crown Court for no less than 21 years.

She had pleaded to blame to homicide on 3 July at Bristol Crown Court, however a three-day Newton listening to was once held to ascertain info of the case.

Burford claimed she acted in self-defence, accusing Mr Flux of creating sexual advances on her.

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Image caption Peter Flux was once described by means of his circle of relatives as a sort and clever guy

After stabbing Mr Flux, a retired potter, poet, and artist, Burford effectively implemented for a bank card in his identify and dumped his pockets and the homicide weapon in a bin.

Judge Richard Johnson rejected Burford’s account and stated Mr Flux was once a “deeply religious man”, including she killed her neighbour in a “drug-fuelled overreaction”.

During sentencing he stated: “You had an unhappy upbringing, but you have not shown one scintilla of remorse; instead you told wicked and calculated lies. This was a murder for gain.”

Stabbing sufferers in 2019

More than 100 other folks were fatally stabbed in the United Kingdom to this point this 12 months. The motives and instances at the back of killings have various – as have the age and gender of the sufferers.

The court docket heard a 2011 December version of a True Crime mag was once present in Burford’s flat, with an editorial which had a web page marked a few case by which the prosecution was once not able to turn out a homicide was once “for gain”.

Judge Johnson advised Burford: “You had a considerable habit to cocaine and substantial money owed. You offered your landlord’s cooker and were having intercourse along with your drug broker.

“You went to Mr Flux to invite for cash from him, he refused to lend you cash and I’m positive that you just right away took hang of a knife and stabbed him so as to download the cash.”

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