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Eighteen years minimum for murderer Priscilla Scamp

19 year old Priscilla Scamp has today, (January 28), been sentenced to a minimum of 18 years imprisonment for the murder of Daniel Thomas at his home in Grays last year.

Sentencing HH Judge Gratwicke said that Scamp was a serial liar and she had killed Thomas in a vicious, callous and frenzied attack.

Daniel Thomas, also known as Dave, was found dead at his home in Darnley Road, Grays in May 2010. A post mortem examination showed he died following thirty three stab wounds to his chest and having his throat cut.

Senior Investigating Officer, Det Chief Insp Dave Peplow, said: “Daniel Thomas was a vulnerable man who befriended a number of young people, relying on them for company and friendship in return for a place to stay or hang out.

“Priscilla Scamp took advantage of him, using his loneliness to her own advantage while lodging with him. We may never know exactly what happened on the day he died. She admits that she fought with him and he died after his throat was cut and he was stabbed a number of times.

“His body lay undiscovered for some time and Scamp has never showed any remorse.

“This has been a long and complex enquiry and we are satisfied that Priscilla Scamp will serve a long prison sentence giving her time to reflect on her actions in taking the life of Daniel Thomas.”

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