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Monday 30 May 2022

A man who killed his partner at their home in Clapham after stabbing her more than 60 times has been jailed for 15 years.

29 year old Mark Alexander previously admitted manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility following the death of Azaria Williams.

Police were called at 9pm on the 27th of December 2020 after a neighbour heard screaming at a residential property in Clapham Road.

Officers found Azaria had been stabbed a number of times and the 26 year old died at the scene.

A post-mortem examination found she had been stabbed 63 times and also had suffered a number of slash injuries.

Detectives from the Met's Specialist Crime Command began a murder investigation and Alexander was arrested at the scene.

He was taken into custody and questioned about his involvement in Azaria's death.

He told officers Azaria had been stabbed by another man who he believed she was having an affair with and denied being with her when the attack happened.

Officers carried out a search of the property and found two knives that were covered in blood.

Alexander's DNA was found on both weapons.

The pair were also caught on CCTV together at a nearby shop around 30 minutes before the attack happened.

The evidence officers collected proved Alexander lied about another man being involved and he was the person responsible for the attack.  

He was charged and remanded in custody. 

Detective Sergeant Jason Crinnion, from the Met's Specialist Crime Command, said: "This was a vicious act of violence on a defenceless woman who had the rest of her life ahead of her. My thoughts remain with her family and friends as they continue to come to terms with her death. 

"We are committed to making London a safer place for women and girls. Our thorough investigation has resulted in a dangerous man being convicted and this means he will no longer pose a danger to other women."

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:16 pm  

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