Rotherham man jailed for minimum of 24.5 years for murder of teenage girl

Shea Peter Heeley has been jailed for life
Shea Peter Heeley has been jailed for life

A man has been jailed for a minimum of 24-and-a-half years for murdering a teenage girl from Rotherham

Shea Peter Heeley, aged 19, of Doe Quarry Lane, Dinnington, was sentenced to life behind bars and was told it will be 2042 before he will first be eligible to be considered for parole.

Leonne Weeks was stabbed to death

Leonne Weeks was stabbed to death

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The killer stabbed 16-year-old Leonne Weeks 28 times before concealing her body under a discarded sofa on a path just off Lordens Hill, Dinnington, in January last year.

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Heeley admitted murder during a hearing at Sheffield Crown Court last month, when he was warned he would be jailed 'for a very long time indeed'.

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