An 11-year-old girl was murdered by her stepfather after she “bravely came to the help of her mother” who was being stabbed to death in “a sustained and brutal episode of violence” at their home, a court heard.
Christopher Boon, 28, pleaded guilty at Bristol Crown Court to killing Laura Mortimer and Ella Dalby at a house in Dexter Way, Gloucester, on May 28.
Richard Smith QC, prosecuting, told the court, Ms Mortimer, 31, had “clearly fought for her life” and her daughter Ella witnessed at least part of the attack before being killed as she “bravely came to the help of her mother”.
“Their bodies were subsequently found on the kitchen floor,” Mr Smith said. “Mother laying side by side with daughter in significant pools of blood.” Read more