Lecturer convicted of manslaughter

July 7, 2000

University of Westminster psychology lecturer Steven Reid, 34, who battered colleague Elizabeth Stacey to death so he could "have a friend in the afterlife" was convicted of her manslaughter at London's Middlesex Guildhall Crown Court this week.

The sentence was adjourned until August 1 for psychiatric reports but Judge Fabyan Evans told him: "The court must have in mind the option of a life sentence."

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