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Two jailed for murder of Nuneaton mum

A man and woman from Nuneaton have been jailed after being found guilty of the murder of a Nuneaton mum.

Dionne Clark Displays a larger version of this image in a new browser window
Dionne Clark
Dominic Wallis
Dominic Wallis
Elizabeth Ellis
Elizabeth Ellis
Kingsley Wallis
Kingsley Wallis
Karen Wallis
Karen Wallis
On Friday (9 February) Dominic Wallis and Elizabeth Ellis were convicted of the murder of Dionne Clark. Dionne died after being tied up and beaten by Wallis and Ellis.

Yesterday (Monday 12 February) at Birmingham Crown Court Wallis, 28, of Drydon Close, Nuneaton, was sentenced to life - he must serve a minimum of 18 years.

Ellis, 20, of Skey Drive, Nuneaton, was sentenced to life - she must serve a minimum of 14 years.

Wallis' father, Kingsley Wallis, 55, of Dryden Close, Nuneaton, was sentenced to 18 months in prison after being found guilty of perverting the course of justice.

Wallis' mother, Karen Wallis, 59, of Dryden Close, Nuneaton, was sentenced to 15 months in prison after being found guilty of perverting the course of justice.

Following Dionne's death, Kingsley Wallis and Karen Wallis both lied to officers and removed items from the house before the police were called.

Detective Sergeant Owen Fell from the Warwickshire Police Major Investigation Unit, said: "What happened that night was truly shocking. Dionne was a young woman with her whole life ahead of her until it was ended in the most horrific way by Wallis and Ellis.

"This wasn't a moment of madness, but a savage and sustained attack that left Dionne with almost 70 injuries.

"From the moment this investigation started, Wallis and Ellis lied and attempted to cover their tracks. They have taken no responsibility for their actions and shown no remorse.

"The jury saw through the lies; they were both responsible for Dionne's death and they must now pay the consequences for their actions."

 

Posted by Sam Cook, Operational Communications Officer

Published 13/02/18