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Devon carer who murdered woman had violent crime history

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A carer who murdered the elderly woman he was employed to look after had a history of violent crime including actual bodily harm, a report found.

A safeguarding adults review over the death of a 77-year-old Devon woman in 2021 criticised working practices among organisations involved in her care.

Devon and Cornwall Police did not disclose information about domestic abuse callouts involving the killer in a DBS check by the care provider.

He was jailed for life in July 2022.

The woman had seen her killer as "a grandson" figure, it said.

The 35-year-old killer attacked his victim after she discovered he had stolen several thousand pounds from her.

The had no previous employment experience of care before being taken on as her sole carer by Complete Quality Care Ltd, an independent care provider.

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Source: BBC News, 24 November 2022

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