Bexleyheath knife murder: Nicola Edgington to be sentenced next week

Nicola Edgington.

Nicola Edgington.

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BEXLEYHEATH knife murderer Nicola Edgington will be sentenced at the Old Bailey on Monday.

It took a jury just six hours to find Edgington, 32, guilty of murdering Sally Hodkin, 58, and attempting to murder then 22-year-old Kerry Clark in the Bexleyheath on the morning of October 10, 2011.

The unemployed Greenwich resident, who lived at Flavell Mews, nearly decapitated Mrs Hodkin with a stolen meat cleaver and attacked Miss Clark with a kitchen knife bought from Asda despite having never met either before.

Edgington’s defence argued she was mentally ill with paranoid schizophrenia and her responsibility was diminished during a four-week trial that ended on February 6.

The prosecution said she was suffering from a borderline personality disorder and her actions were deliberate.

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