Whitby woman found guilty of murder

Rebecca Dormer
Rebecca Dormer
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Whitby woman Rebecca Dormer has this afternoon (Thurs) been found guilty of murder by a jury at Leeds Crown Court.

Dormer (23) of Spring Hill Court had pleaded not guilty to a charge of murdering her boyfriend Gareth Matthews, but admitted manslaughter.

Gareth Matthews

Gareth Matthews

The guilty verdict was returned this afternoon and she must serve at least 16 years. It had been said in court that Dormer had stabbed her boyfriend in the heart with a 12in kitchen knife.