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As it happened: Poole man is sentenced for murder of woman at her home in Stoke

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As it happened: Lewis Crofts jailed for murder of 'adoring' mum

By Jason Lewis

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    - Lewis Crofts was sentenced at Stafford Crown Court this afternoon for the murder of Kimberley Deakin in Stoke-on-Trent.
  • - Crofts, 30 and of Lytchett Drive, Broadstone, pleaded guilty to a charge of murder at a hearing last month at the same court.
  • - Police were called to Ms Deakin’s home in Leigh Street, Burslem, on November 6 last year.
  • - Ms Deakin, 29 and a mum-of-one, died in hospital a short time later.
  • - Judge Kristina Montgomery QC presided over the sentencing hearing today.