Greenwich Woman Jailed For Stranger Murder

4 March 2013, 14:34 | Updated: 4 March 2013, 14:40

A woman from Greenwich has been jailed for life for murdering a stranger in Bexleyheath.

32 year old Nicola Edgington has been ordered to serve at least 37 years for stabbing 58 year old Sally Hodkin in October 2011.

She was sentenced at The Old Bailey today (Monday) after being found guilty last month.

Edgington was also convicted of attempting to murder 22 year old Kerry Clark.

Both women were strangers and on their way to work when Edgington attacked them with a knife.

Shortly before, Edgington walked out of a mental health unit where she was taken by police after her mental health deteriorated.

John Cooper, QC, mitigating, said she was a woman in crisis and had not been given the help she asked for.

But the Recorder of London Judge Brian Barker said Edgington should stop blaming others for her actions and take responsibility.

He jailed her for life with a minimum term of 37 years for murder and gave her a concurrent sentence of life with a minimum term of 20 years for attempted murder.