Britain’s longest-serving feminine prisoner denied parole for ninth time

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Maria Pearson

Maria Pearson stalked and stabbed her ex-partner’s new girlfriend to demise in 1986 (Image: Provided)

Britain’s longest-serving feminine prisoner who stabbed her love rival to demise 17 occasions has been denied parole but once more.

Dubbed the ‘forgotten’ inmate, Maria Pearson has served nearly 34 years behind bars for the homicide of Janet Newton in 1987.

Aged 31 on the time, she plunged a sheath knife into her ex’s new girlfriend after stalking her.

The frenzied assault occurred two days after her former companion grew to become engaged to Ms Newton.

Janet Newton

Janet Newton was stabbed 17 occasions (Image: Night Gazette)

Pearson was thrown in jail on June 24, 1987, and instructed she needed to serve a minimal of 11 years.

The mum-of-three had beforehand insisted she is ‘no longer a danger to society’, and has unsuccessfully appealed her conviction.

She has been in jail practically so long as youngster killer Myra Hindley was earlier than her demise in 2002.

This was Pearson’s ninth enchantment for parole, with the hope that she may very well be lastly freed.

Newspaper exerpt

A newspaper report masking Pearson’s trial (Image: Provided)

However a panel has once more determined she was not match for launch due to the character of the homicide, how she has behaved in custody and proof heard on the listening to.

It additionally dominated Pearson, from Hartlepool, Durham, isn’t match to be moved to an open jail.

She has twice in he previous been moved to at least one, solely to be returned to a closed jail due to issues about her behaviour.

The panel was instructed Pearson had been ‘willing to resort to violence’ as a method of managing troublesome conditions in her life on the time of the homicide.

In 2014 she took half in a programme to assist her along with her decision-making however admitted to the parole panel that she had instructed facilitators ‘what she thought they wanted to hear’.

Her final evaluation in July 2020 was rejected, partly due to her dangerous behaviour in jail.

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