Dorset Pair Jailed For Killing Their Neighbour

30 January 2013, 13:03 | Updated: 30 January 2013, 13:07

A couple who murdered a Bournemouth man in a row over noise have been sentenced to a total of 30 years in prison.

Tracy Mansell, 56, was sentenced to a minimum of 16 years, while James Kinsley, 40, was jailed for at least 14 years for his part in the murder.

Winchester Crown Court heard Kinsley from Hinton Road in Bournemouth and Mansell - from Coleman Road in West Howe - stabbed their neighbour, Angelo Rodrigues, at his home along Coleman Road in Bournemouth on Friday 27 July 2012.

Angelo Rodrigues - who was 44 - was pronounced dead at his Kinson home after suffering multiple stab wounds.

The pair were found guilty of murder at Winchester Crown Court on Tuesday (29 Jan) following a detailed investigation by the Major Crime Investigation Team.

The jury arrived at their verdict after an eleven-day trial.

Following the conviction, Detective Inspector Marcus Hester, of the Major Crime Investigation Team, said: “This case involved a sudden attack on a man in his own home by his neighbours over a complaint about noise.

“The jury has listened to all the evidence and has reached the correct verdict. Tomorrow Tracey Mansell and James Kinsley will face the consequences of their actions. 

“It is very sad that a neighbourly dispute should result in such tragic circumstances. My sympathy goes out to Angelo’s family and friends.”