Disguised chicken pot killer jailed
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Chicken pot killer Yvonne Caylor jailed for life over half-sister murder

A disguised woman who killed her half-sister with a chicken-shaped dish at a flat has been jailed for life with a minimum term of 20 years.

Yvonne Caylor, 53, of Grove Road, Hitchin, was found guilty of murdering Nicki Collingbourne in May.

In a police interview, Caylor had denied that CCTV showed her entering Ms Collingbourne's flat in Letchworth wearing a fluorescent jacket and a fake beard.

Judge Michael Kay QC said that Caylor "went to the flat in a relatively crude disguise".

"Only you know precisely what happened when the door was shut for the final time," he told Luton Crown Court.

"At some point you picked up a ceramic chicken and brought it down on her head, causing her to fall to the floor.

"You then smothered Nicki Collingbourne, which accounts for injuries around her mouth, and attempted to make it look as if Nicki Collingbourne had committed suicide."

  • 21 Dec 2016