Alison Morrison murder: Trevor Gibbon jailed for 28 years
30 June 2015
From the section London
Trevor Gibbon ambushed Alison Morrison as she set off to work
A man who murdered his neighbour in “a merciless act of vengeance” after a campaign of harassment has been jailed for 28 years.
Trevor Gibbon stabbed Alison Morrison 33 times before fleeing the scene in Harrow, north-west London.
She named him as she lay dying in the street in December.
Sentencing at the Old Bailey, Judge Timothy Pontius said the murder “robbed a close-knit family of a devoted and caring wife, mother, sister and aunt.”
The judge, who described the killing as “brutal”, added: “This was not a frenzied loss of control on the defendant’s part but a merciless act of vengeance indubitably with the intent to kill Alison Morrison in the forefront of his mind.”
‘A bright light’
Alison Morrison had a ‘zest for life’, the court was told
He said victim impact statements made clear how devastating her death had been for her husband Cedric and their son.
Mr Morrison had told the court: “A bright light has been extinguished forever.”
Gibbon, from Windsor Crescent, Harrow, denied murder but admitted the killing on the basis that he was “suffering from an abnormality of mental functioning”.
The jury rejected his defence and he …read more
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