A man who killed a Canadian teenager he met online, who had travelled to the UK to be with him, has been jailed for 23 years.
The 23- year- old Jack Sepple stabbed Ashley Wadsworth, 19, to death after she flew from her country to meet him in Europe.
He was sentenced to jail on Monday, October 10, at Chelmsford Crown Court for life with a minimum term of 23 years and six months.
According to Justice Murray, it was a ‘brutal and cowardly attack’ and that Sepple ‘inflicted some 90 wounds on her body gratuitously.’
After the 19 year old Ashley was found stabbed to death, Ashley Wadsworth was also found lifeless at a flat in Tennyson Road, Chelmsford on February 1 this year.
Sepple was charged with Miss Wadsworth’s murder and was later apprehended at the scene.
The February 1 victim, Ms Wadsworth had travelled from Vernon in British Columbia on a tourist visa for six month .
She shared photos online of her ‘amazing trip to London’, earlier this year where she had been sightseeing.
In a statement made by her family, she was a ‘kind and beautiful woman’ with an ‘unforgettable laugh’ and ‘spontaneous, witty, kind personality’.
Her family said she traveled extensively within Canada and further afield to Mexico, California, and England, and that her travel deepened her desire for life experience and ‘encouraged her love of language’ because she spoke three languages: English, French, and Spanish.
She also gained admission to Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, BC.
Her family said in a statement,
‘Ashley, you are beautiful to us, and we will miss you very, very, much.’
Sepple’s barrister, in a short hearing on Monday, said a psychiatrist had dictated that the defendant was fit to plead.
The court clerk read the single charge of murder and Sepple, standing in the secure dock in a long white sleeved top and with tattoos on his face and hand, replied: ‘I’m guilty.’
Judge Christopher Morgan told Sepple:
‘By your plea of guilty to murder there’s only one sentence that can be passed and that’s a life sentence.’?????
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