Killer Jailed For 42 Years

A man who tried to kill a disabled woman after shooting her partner dead in a "cold-blooded, deliberate execution" has been jailed for a minimum of 42 years.

Drug dealer Daniel Bidace, 30, fired twice at double leg amputee Amy Ashitey, 28, as she lay in bed.

Bidace had already killed Miss Ashitey's partner, Dothan Gordon, in the living room of their home in Ealing, west London, during the attack in June last year.

Jurors were told he wanted to kill Miss Ashitey because she recognised him.

Bidace showed no emotion in the dock as he was given a life sentence for murdering Mr Gordon and told he must to serve at least 42 years before being considered for parole.

He was given determinate sentences of 36 years and 15 years to run concurrently for attempted murder and possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life, respectively.

Despite having no previous convictions for violence, Judge Pontius said the defendant's large-scale dealing in class A drugs meant he could not be treated as a person of good character.

Another defendant, Antonie Joseph, walked free from court yesterday after he was cleared of assisting an offender.