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TV extra jailed for OAP killing
Friday, 15 June 2012
A FORMER EastEnders actress who battered an elderly widow to death for £61 worth of jewellery has been jailed for life.
Karen Williamson, 46, of Rangefield Road, Downham, must serve at least 24 years after she used a hammer and a glass jug to attack 86-year-old Pat Jobson.
Williamson was a gardener at Mrs Jobson’s home in Oakridge Road, Downham.
She continued to deny murder until she changed her plea on the third day of the Old Bailey trial on Wednesday.
The court heard that Mrs Jobson met Williamson, who had worked as an extra on The Bill and EastEnders, after a friend recommended her as a part-time gardener.
After the killing on February 18 last year, family and friends were concerned that Mrs Jobson’s phone was constantly engaged.
Two days later, police found her body with the phone off the hook.
Her husband’s wedding ring, which she wore on a chain around her neck, was stolen.
Williamson sold the ring to a local pawnbroker for £61 to help feed her crack cocaine habit, the court heard.
She later bragged to at least three people she had been the last person to see Mrs Jobson alive, and claimed to have burned her bloodstained clothes in her back garden.
Judge Paul Worsley told her: “Pat Jobson was an independent, caring member of the community, much loved by her family. “You carried out a frenzied attack.
“You used a hammer which broke in the course of its use and you used a heavy glass jug to hit her repeatedly.
“You clearly intended that she die.”
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