All posts tagged: Neath

Man jailed for life for murder of Georgina Dowey in Neath | UK News

Man jailed for life for murder of Georgina Dowey in Neath | UK News

A man has been jailed for life for the murder of his girlfriend. Mathew Pickering, 49, will serve a minimum of 17 and a half years behind bars over the death of 46-year-old Georgina Dowey. Ms Dowey had moved into Pickering’s address in Neath, near Swansea, in March last year. She had previously lived in a women’s refuge in Barry, near Cardiff. Her body was discovered by police officers in his downstairs bathroom on 7 May. Pickering had pleaded guilty to manslaughter but denied murder. He was sentenced at Swansea Crown Court on Monday after he was found guilty last week following a trial. Judge Paul Thomas KC said Ms Dowey had suffered injuries, which included a broken nose. Pickering then strangled her and covered her head with a black bin bag. Image: Matthew Pickering. Pic: South Wales Police ‘Terrifying way to die’ The judge said what Ms Dowey had experienced was a “terrifying way to die”. He said he believed Pickering had killed Ms Dowey in a “jealous rage” after he found messages from …