Woman Jailed For Killing her Ex-Partner, Evesham
A woman was imprisoned today for the manslaughter of her ex-partner in the Evesham area in 2010 when she drove over him in her car.
Karen Colley, aged 47 of Ash Grove, Evesham, was convicted on Friday 23 March 2012 of manslaughter after a trial at Worcester Crown Court.
She was sentenced today by Judge Robert Juckes to nine years' imprisonment for killing her ex-partner Allan ‘Charlie' Brown, aged 44 of Bretforton, near Evesham.
Following a breakdown in their relationship, Mr Brown was staying at a campsite in Mill Lane, Eckington. In the early hours of 5 October 2010, Colley drove drunk to the site to confront him.
This led to an altercation and following dangerous driving on the site by Colley, Mr Brown was dragged under the wheels of her car. He died four days later in hospital from crush injuries.
The jury found unanimously that she was guilty of manslaughter. Colley also pleaded guilty to drink driving and having no vehicle insurance and today she was also given a 10-year driving ban and sentenced to three months imprisonment for the drink-driving offence, which will be served concurrently.
Detective Sergeant David Hall of Worcester CID, who investigated the case, said: "The tragic death of Allan Brown occurred during the acrimonious breakdown of his relationship with Karen Colley.
"The night he sustained his fatal injuries, Colley behaved aggressively and violently at the campsite.
"She was extremely reckless that evening, driving drunk to Eckington. On her arrival at the campsite, after arguing with Allan Brown, she continued to drive in a very dangerous manner. Her actions resulted in his death and could have also harmed other site residents.
"I would like to thank Mr Brown's parents for all the support they gave our investigation and I hope the conclusion of the case provides them with some comfort after the loss of their son."
Issued: Friday 20 April 2012