Haunting last moments of murdered mother who was starved and beaten to death as lesbian lover who subjected her to years of abuse is jailed for life
Abusive relationship gradually worsened as killer stepped up violent beatings
Becky Reid inflicted 90 separate injuries on Lyndsey Vaux, leading to her death
Judge jails killer for life today and orders her to serve at least 20 years in prison
Her mother was convicted of attacking another partner but was spared jail
By RICHARD SPILLETT, CRIME CORRESPONDENT FOR MAILONLINE
PUBLISHED: 11:33 BST, 13 October 2017 | UPDATED: 16:32 BST, 13 October 2017
Haunting CCTV footage shows the terrible state a battered girlfriend was left in after she was starved, beaten and abused by her lesbian lover.
Lyndsey Vaux was described as looking 'like the elephant man' during years of horrific treatment at the hands of Becky Reid, whose repeated attacks led to Lyndsey's death in May.
Reid was jailed for life for murder today and ordered to serve at least 20 years behind bars.
The court had heard how mother-of-one Miss Vaux appeared malnourished and bruised before she died with 90 separate injuries. She had lost half her weight and was just eight stone.
She was pictured, looking desperate and drawn, as she bought a lottery ticket in a local shop on the day before her death.
Unfortunately, domestic abuse spans all types of relationships and it is psychologically difficult to leave.