JUSTICE HAS FINALLY BEEN SERVED, SAY FAMILY OF MURDERED VALERIE GRAVES

JUSTICE HAS FINALLY BEEN SERVED, SAY FAMILY OF MURDERED VALERIE GRAVES

She died in 2013 in Bosham, West Sussex

The family of murdered grandmother Valerie Graves have spoken about the "devastating experience" of waiting nearly six years for justice.

The 55-year-old artist was murdered in December 2013 by a burglar, but it was not until November 2019 that her killer was jailed.

She had been house-sitting at a property in Bosham, West Sussex, with her family when she was fatally attacked.

On Monday, her killer, Cristian Sabou, was finally jailed for life with a minimum term of 23 years and 272 days at Lewes Crown Court.

Speaking after the sentencing, Ms Graves' family said in a statement: "This has been a devastating experience for the whole family and today we feel that justice has finally been served.

"We have had to endure six years of waiting, not knowing if anyone would ever be brought to justice for this cowardly act.

"Val, our mum, was very much loved by our family and is sorely missed by all of us. She was a kind and caring person who had little conflict in her life; her murder was incomprehensible to us all."

Published: by Radio NewsHub
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