Two women to be sentenced for Barnsley murder – after woman was found with fractured spine, ribs, elbow and leg

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Two women are to be sentenced for murder today after they were found guilty of killing another woman in Barnsley.

Justine Wainwright, aged 57 and her girlfriend Penny Brownlie, 45, were found guilty yesterday of murdering 42-year-old Claire Louise Smith in an attack in Barnsley in May.
Their victim's battered body was found close to their home in Britannia Close, Barnsley.

Two women have been found guilty of murdering another woman in Barnsley

Two women have been found guilty of murdering another woman in Barnsley

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A post-mortem examination found 74 separate injuries on Miss Smith’s body, including spine, rib, elbow and leg fractures. 

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Traces of Miss Smith’s blood was found in the flat shared by Wainwright and Brownlie, who had denied murder but were found guilty after a two-week trial.

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They are to be sentenced at Sheffield Crown Court today.
More to follow.