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Murderer Maxine Oliver who killed boyfriend over spilled beer dies in jail

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A woman who brutally killed her disabled boyfriend after he spilled beer on the carpet of their home has died in jail.

Maxine Oliver, 53, left Karl Jones, 37, with brain damage, broken ribs and a crush larynx in 2012, the Sun reports.

A Prison Service spokesperson said: “HMP Send prisoner Maxine Oliver died in prison on 1 May.

"The Prisons and Probation Ombudsman has been informed.”

Oliver reportedly died in Royal Surrey County Hospital after being admitted with liver damage and pneumonia.

She had been serving a minimum of 17-and-a-half years after being found guilty of the murder in Ash Vale, Surrey.

Oliver had insisted that a mystery person must have killed Mr Jones but in her trial complained that he had been stumbling around the flat and had spilled beer onto the carpet.

Sentencing the defendant to life in October 2012, Judge Critchlow said Mr Jones was a heavy drinker who consumed strong lager on a daily basis.

“You became less and less tolerant of him and wanted him out of the flat.

“It is clear that you were in a temper when you carried out the assault from which he died.”

Judge Critchlow added at Guildford Crown Court that the victim was 11-and-a-half stone, while his murderer was 16 stone.

Neighbours heard Oliver berating her boyfriend when he came home drunk from the pub on March 1, 2012, jurors were told.

He was killed that night after Oliver was heard screaming: "Do you want me to kill you? Do you? Do you?" followed by a loud banging noise.

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Mr Jones was found dead and naked in the hallway of the flat.

His clothes were found in a washing machine still damp – an analysis found traces of blood on them.

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Richard Button, defending, said that there had been genuine affection between the couple.

He said: “My client became less and less tolerant of him and more and more frustrated at his excessive drinking.

“The situation culminated in a terrible loss of temper by my client.”

After the verdict, Laura Witten, of the Crown Prosecution Service south east said: "The jurors were in no doubt that the intention was to kill Mr Jones and therefore have convicted the defendant of this brutal crime.

"A just outcome has been achieved and our thoughts are with the victim's family at this difficult time."

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