Ricky Woodford, 42 of Henwick Road SE9, appeared at the Old Bailey on Thursday, 11 November for sentencing after previously being convicted of manslaughter by diminished responsibility of his partner Sarah Smith, aged 39.
Detective Inspector Karen Bangs said: “Our thoughts continue to remain with Sarah’s family and friends at this very difficult time. We would like to thank them for their support during our investigation into this tragic incident, and we hope that following the conclusion of these proceedings they will now have the space they need to grieve.”
In victim impact statements, Sarah’s mother and her daughter said:
“We have lost our beautiful daughter. The pain and realisation is almost unbearable because we will never get to share anything with her again. No parent should ever endure the heartache of losing a child in such violent circumstances.”