A man has been convicted of killing Tracy Patsalides in Eastbourne earlier this year after a lengthy trial.
Tracy’s body was found by police in a seafront shelter at 2.55am on June 12 this year. She was 40 years old.
Wayne Marshall, 38, of no fixed address was found guilty of manslaughter yesterday evening.
He was cleared of murder and robbery.
Opening the case on Tuesday, November 13, prosecutor Philip Bennetts said: “The pathological evidence suggests that she had been strangled and her throat had very likely been stamped upon.”
The following week, the court heard that convicted robber David Morgan, who has a history of targeting young women, was living in same seafront shelter as Tracy Patsalides in the lead up to her killing.
Two days later, Wayne Marshall himself gave evidence.
After being sent out last Friday, the jury returned their verdict yesterday and Wayne Marshall was convicted of manslaughter.
He was later jailed for 14 years. Click here to read the full story from the sentencing.