Pair found guilty of the murder of Angelo Rodrigues

Bournemouth Echo: Angelo Rodrigues Angelo Rodrigues

TWO people have been convicted of the murder of Bournemouth man Angelo Rodrigues.

Tracy Ann Mansell and James Kinsley were found guilty of brutally killing the 44-year-old in his flat in Coleman Road, West Howe, following an ongoing neighbourhood dispute about noise.

The jury returned their unanimous verdicts at Winchester Crown Court following five and a half hours of deliberations.

Kinsley, 40, and Mansell, 56, who clutched a bible, showed no emotion as the verdicts were read to the court.

There were gasps from the public gallery from family and friends of the defendants.

The court had heard that Mansell stabbed neighbour Mr Rodrigues around 20 times with a broken pair of scissors after getting into a rage about noise coming from his flat.

Boyfriend Kinsley, 40, of Hinton Road, Bournemouth, pinned Mr Rodrigues down during the attack before assaulting him.

The court had heard that both Mr Rodrigues and Tracy Mansell were known to be argumentative and could disturb others with their music or shouting.

The feud between them had been going on for years, according to neighbours.

Mansell had made numerous complaints to Dorset Police and Bournemouth Borough Council about noise coming from Mr Rodrigues’ flat.

Graham Reeds QC, prosecuting, said Mansell has a number of previous convictions for drugs offences and Kinsley has convictions for only minor offences.

He said: “It is an aggravating feature that Mr Rodrigues was murdered in his own home.”

Mansell had admitted stabbing Mr Rodrigues but claims her actions were diminished due to the personality disorder she suffers from. The jury disagreed.

Mark Heyward QC said there were a number of mitigating factors for Mansell including a lack of premeditation, the fact she had a mental disability which lowered her degree of culpability and the stress she was suffering from the ongoing noise at the flats she shared with Mr Rodrigues.

David Phillips, representing Kinsley, asked the judge to forget his client’s previous convictions which do not include any violence and reiterated that Kinsley did not have any use of the scissor blade.

“His involvement was with the use of his fists.” Judge The Honourable Mr Justice Males adjourned sentencing until Wednesday morning.

  • DORSET Police’s Major Crime Investigation Team launched a thorough and detailed investigation following the murder of Angelo Rodrigues.

DI Marcus Hester of the Dorset Police Major Crime Investigation Team said: “This case involved a sudden attack on a man in his own home by his neighbours over a complaint about noise.

“The jury has listened to all the evidence and has reached the correct verdict. Tomorrow Tracy Mansell and James Kinsley will face the consequences of their actions.

“It is very sad that a neighbourly dispute should result in such tragic circumstances. My sympathy goes out to Angelo’s family and friends.”

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4:57pm Tue 29 Jan 13

BournemouthMum says...

Glad the jury saw through this evil pair and delivered the right verdict. Mental health issue and 'personality disorder' my a*se - some of the garbage these defence lawyers come out with is ridiculous. Hopefully they'll get nice long sentences tomorrow.
Glad the jury saw through this evil pair and delivered the right verdict. Mental health issue and 'personality disorder' my a*se - some of the garbage these defence lawyers come out with is ridiculous. Hopefully they'll get nice long sentences tomorrow. BournemouthMum
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6:18pm Tue 29 Jan 13

ben12341979 says...

Why do they go to Winchester court and not Bournemouth?
Why do they go to Winchester court and not Bournemouth? ben12341979
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6:51pm Tue 29 Jan 13

MissScatterbrain says...

Pity that the echo didnt continue to follow the ending of the trial like they did at the beginning and missed the defense and prosecution and judges summing up and directions to jury etc. be interesting what the judge says tommorrow in his summing up when he sentences them both and what he will take into consideration especially the mental health issues that both expert psychiatrists defence and prosecution said during the trial when they gave evidence supporting Ms Mansell would of had an impact on the culpability of Tracey Mansell.
R I P Angelo Rodriguez
Pity that the echo didnt continue to follow the ending of the trial like they did at the beginning and missed the defense and prosecution and judges summing up and directions to jury etc. be interesting what the judge says tommorrow in his summing up when he sentences them both and what he will take into consideration especially the mental health issues that both expert psychiatrists defence and prosecution said during the trial when they gave evidence supporting Ms Mansell would of had an impact on the culpability of Tracey Mansell. R I P Angelo Rodriguez MissScatterbrain
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9:17pm Tue 29 Jan 13

rudolph_hucker says...

I find it strange how despite being told that mental illness should no longer be a taboo, it is used a defence by so many murderers and rapists - in much the same way thugs blame alcohol, and burglars blame drug abuse.
I find it strange how despite being told that mental illness should no longer be a taboo, it is used a defence by so many murderers and rapists - in much the same way thugs blame alcohol, and burglars blame drug abuse. rudolph_hucker
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10:51am Wed 30 Jan 13

abidah says...

How sad that the pair who have a history of abuse turn killer ( literally ) rather than do what the majority of abuse sufferers do which is remain law abiding and help the police. What an evil pair.
How sad that the pair who have a history of abuse turn killer ( literally ) rather than do what the majority of abuse sufferers do which is remain law abiding and help the police. What an evil pair. abidah
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12:44pm Wed 30 Jan 13

BournemouthMum says...

abidah wrote:
How sad that the pair who have a history of abuse turn killer ( literally ) rather than do what the majority of abuse sufferers do which is remain law abiding and help the police. What an evil pair.
Totally agree. Excuses excuses.
[quote][p][bold]abidah[/bold] wrote: How sad that the pair who have a history of abuse turn killer ( literally ) rather than do what the majority of abuse sufferers do which is remain law abiding and help the police. What an evil pair.[/p][/quote]Totally agree. Excuses excuses. BournemouthMum
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