Pair handed life sentences for murder of Angelo Rodrigues

Bournemouth Echo: Tracy Ann Mansell and James Kinsley Tracy Ann Mansell and James Kinsley

A COUPLE convicted of stabbing their noisy neighbour to death in a frenzied attack have been jailed for a total of 30 years.

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

Both Mansell and Kinsley were this morning jailed for life following a two-week trial at Winchester Crown Court.

Judge Mr Justice Stephen Males told Mansell, 56, of Coleman Road, that she would spend 16 years in prison before being considered for parole.

Kinsley, 40, of Hinton Road, Bournemouth, was jailed for a minimum of 14 years.

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.

One of the wounds severed a major artery in Mr Rodrigues’ leg and he bled to death.

Boyfriend Kinsley, 40, of Hinton Road, Bournemouth, sat astride Mr Rodrigues and pinned his arms down during the attack before assaulting him.

During sentencing Mr Justice Males said: “This was a long-standing feud between Tracy Mansell and Angelo Rodrigues. It is clear from the evidence that he was a difficult and disturbed neighbour. He would drink and would take drugs and his antisocial behaviour would include talking and swearing loudly to himself and at Tracy Mansell and dropping items from his balcony onto the patio of Tracy Mansell’s flat.

“He had carried out frequent sustained verbal abuse of Tracy Mansell, including calling her a whore and using other similar terms, for several years.”

Sentencing Mansell, Mr Justice Males said: “I am satisfied that his antisocial behaviour and verbally abusive behaviour over a long period of time had caused you considerable upset and caused you stress, frustration and misery.

“None of this comes close to justifying or excusing what you did.

“Whatever his faults, and whatever the reason for his own sad life, Angelo Rodrigues was a fellow human being and it’s a terrible thing to take a precious life as you did.”

He said he had taken into account the fact Mansell was known to have suffered from an emotionally unstable personality disorder which made her hyper-sensitive to noise.

Sentencing Kinsley, Mr Justice Males said: “You chose to join in on the attack, rather than pull Tracy Mansell away at the top of the stairs.

“Without the part you played, Angelo Rodrigues would not have died.”

Speaking outside court, Angelo’s brother Fernando said: “The judge was fair and Angelo can now rest in peace. They have got the two right people and the streets are a lot safer now.

“Neither defendant showed any remorse and they didn’t apologise – they are very dangerous people.”

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12:27pm Wed 30 Jan 13

saynomore says...

Finally a sentence that fits the crime,about time too.
Finally a sentence that fits the crime,about time too. saynomore
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12:40pm Wed 30 Jan 13

BournemouthMum says...

saynomore wrote:
Finally a sentence that fits the crime,about time too.
What?? 16 and 14 years for taking someone's life? They should be imprisoned for the rest of their life, since we no longer (unfortunately) have the death penalty in this country.
[quote][p][bold]saynomore[/bold] wrote: Finally a sentence that fits the crime,about time too.[/p][/quote]What?? 16 and 14 years for taking someone's life? They should be imprisoned for the rest of their life, since we no longer (unfortunately) have the death penalty in this country. BournemouthMum
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12:52pm Wed 30 Jan 13

saynomore says...

BournemouthMum wrote:
saynomore wrote:
Finally a sentence that fits the crime,about time too.
What?? 16 and 14 years for taking someone's life? They should be imprisoned for the rest of their life, since we no longer (unfortunately) have the death penalty in this country.
I agree with you but it wont happen as long as we have "human rights" preventing hard justice,however the woman is 56 now and looking at the state of her she will probably not make it anyway, I hope.
[quote][p][bold]BournemouthMum[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saynomore[/bold] wrote: Finally a sentence that fits the crime,about time too.[/p][/quote]What?? 16 and 14 years for taking someone's life? They should be imprisoned for the rest of their life, since we no longer (unfortunately) have the death penalty in this country.[/p][/quote]I agree with you but it wont happen as long as we have "human rights" preventing hard justice,however the woman is 56 now and looking at the state of her she will probably not make it anyway, I hope. saynomore
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1:57pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Bohochic72 says...

I'm sure that a lot of babies born today will be reassured that a "life sentence" is 14 years and that's all the time they're allowed. When will life MEAN life? Still, at least extenuating circumstances and Human Rights will soon bring that down.
I'm sure that a lot of babies born today will be reassured that a "life sentence" is 14 years and that's all the time they're allowed. When will life MEAN life? Still, at least extenuating circumstances and Human Rights will soon bring that down. Bohochic72
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2:17pm Wed 30 Jan 13

bosco1 says...

Bohochic72 wrote:
I'm sure that a lot of babies born today will be reassured that a "life sentence" is 14 years and that's all the time they're allowed. When will life MEAN life? Still, at least extenuating circumstances and Human Rights will soon bring that down.
Couldent agree with you more very much to the point.! To me the Wording "LIFE" should be life no ifs or buts about it. I guess they will be out long before 2020.!!, together with all the help and benefits they need.All kindly paid for by us tax payers and decent human beings.
[quote][p][bold]Bohochic72[/bold] wrote: I'm sure that a lot of babies born today will be reassured that a "life sentence" is 14 years and that's all the time they're allowed. When will life MEAN life? Still, at least extenuating circumstances and Human Rights will soon bring that down.[/p][/quote]Couldent agree with you more very much to the point.! To me the Wording "LIFE" should be life no ifs or buts about it. I guess they will be out long before 2020.!!, together with all the help and benefits they need.All kindly paid for by us tax payers and decent human beings. bosco1
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3:01pm Wed 30 Jan 13

twathead says...

its ok everybody saying they got what they deserved, but they didnt have to live there, no he didnt deserve to die but i think if the council and mental health workers had done there job then we would not be in the situation we are in now, i made complaints about this on a number of occasions and told them that someone was going to get hurt. i blame the supporting agencies
its ok everybody saying they got what they deserved, but they didnt have to live there, no he didnt deserve to die but i think if the council and mental health workers had done there job then we would not be in the situation we are in now, i made complaints about this on a number of occasions and told them that someone was going to get hurt. i blame the supporting agencies twathead
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3:29pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Vicvic says...

twathead wrote:
its ok everybody saying they got what they deserved, but they didnt have to live there, no he didnt deserve to die but i think if the council and mental health workers had done there job then we would not be in the situation we are in now, i made complaints about this on a number of occasions and told them that someone was going to get hurt. i blame the supporting agencies
Try doing the work of a mental health worker "twathead" and you wouldnt have such a biased unfair and ill-informed opinion.
[quote][p][bold]twathead[/bold] wrote: its ok everybody saying they got what they deserved, but they didnt have to live there, no he didnt deserve to die but i think if the council and mental health workers had done there job then we would not be in the situation we are in now, i made complaints about this on a number of occasions and told them that someone was going to get hurt. i blame the supporting agencies[/p][/quote]Try doing the work of a mental health worker "twathead" and you wouldnt have such a biased unfair and ill-informed opinion. Vicvic
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5:27pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Arthur Maureen says...

Vicvic wrote:
twathead wrote:
its ok everybody saying they got what they deserved, but they didnt have to live there, no he didnt deserve to die but i think if the council and mental health workers had done there job then we would not be in the situation we are in now, i made complaints about this on a number of occasions and told them that someone was going to get hurt. i blame the supporting agencies
Try doing the work of a mental health worker "twathead" and you wouldnt have such a biased unfair and ill-informed opinion.
Agreed Vicvic, what a stupid comment from an aptly named creature.
[quote][p][bold]Vicvic[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]twathead[/bold] wrote: its ok everybody saying they got what they deserved, but they didnt have to live there, no he didnt deserve to die but i think if the council and mental health workers had done there job then we would not be in the situation we are in now, i made complaints about this on a number of occasions and told them that someone was going to get hurt. i blame the supporting agencies[/p][/quote]Try doing the work of a mental health worker "twathead" and you wouldnt have such a biased unfair and ill-informed opinion.[/p][/quote]Agreed Vicvic, what a stupid comment from an aptly named creature. Arthur Maureen
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5:42pm Wed 30 Jan 13

politicaltrainspotter says...

One Person dead and two with life sentences.That the criminal part done.Now the question must be asked of the Anti Social Behaviour Team at Bournemouth Council and Dorset Police's SNT for the area as this must of been an ongoing dispute for sometime.There is no report of the evidence they gave regarding intelligences, complaints and visit made to the premises.So why ?
One Person dead and two with life sentences.That the criminal part done.Now the question must be asked of the Anti Social Behaviour Team at Bournemouth Council and Dorset Police's SNT for the area as this must of been an ongoing dispute for sometime.There is no report of the evidence they gave regarding intelligences, complaints and visit made to the premises.So why ? politicaltrainspotter
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6:56pm Wed 30 Jan 13

nobbjockie says...

Looking at her, he didn't have much going for him at all.....best place for the scroats....locked up.
Looking at her, he didn't have much going for him at all.....best place for the scroats....locked up. nobbjockie
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7:43pm Wed 30 Jan 13

LocalHound says...

Such a sad state of affairs. If only people thought before they acted. Unfortunately there are always going to be people who are of a certain mentality, and it is a shame that the relevant authority's were not able to resolve this. Justice has prevailed, although like a lot of people i believe if you take a life you should lose your freedom for good. RIP Angelo.
Such a sad state of affairs. If only people thought before they acted. Unfortunately there are always going to be people who are of a certain mentality, and it is a shame that the relevant authority's were not able to resolve this. Justice has prevailed, although like a lot of people i believe if you take a life you should lose your freedom for good. RIP Angelo. LocalHound
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8:50pm Wed 30 Jan 13

BournemouthMum says...

bosco1 wrote:
Bohochic72 wrote:
I'm sure that a lot of babies born today will be reassured that a "life sentence" is 14 years and that's all the time they're allowed. When will life MEAN life? Still, at least extenuating circumstances and Human Rights will soon bring that down.
Couldent agree with you more very much to the point.! To me the Wording "LIFE" should be life no ifs or buts about it. I guess they will be out long before 2020.!!, together with all the help and benefits they need.All kindly paid for by us tax payers and decent human beings.
The 16 and 14 year terms will be the minimum they will serve before being considered for parole, so hopefully they will misbehave while they are inside and won't qualify for parole.
[quote][p][bold]bosco1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bohochic72[/bold] wrote: I'm sure that a lot of babies born today will be reassured that a "life sentence" is 14 years and that's all the time they're allowed. When will life MEAN life? Still, at least extenuating circumstances and Human Rights will soon bring that down.[/p][/quote]Couldent agree with you more very much to the point.! To me the Wording "LIFE" should be life no ifs or buts about it. I guess they will be out long before 2020.!!, together with all the help and benefits they need.All kindly paid for by us tax payers and decent human beings.[/p][/quote]The 16 and 14 year terms will be the minimum they will serve before being considered for parole, so hopefully they will misbehave while they are inside and won't qualify for parole. BournemouthMum
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