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The Bobster
01-22-2018, 05:46 PM
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Great-grandmother, 81, strangled by rapist who murdered her daughter denied compensation as injuries 'weren't serious enough'
Ross McGuinness
Yahoo News UK•January 22, 2018

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A great-grandmother who was strangled and left for dead by the man who had just raped and murdered her daughter has been denied compensation because her injuries were not severe enough, it has been reported.

Margaret Skidmore found Leroy Campbell hiding in the home of her daughter, Lisa, 37, in Bilston, West Midlands, after he had killed her, in November 2016.

A convicted rapist who was on probation, Campbell attacked Mrs Skidmore, strangling her with a vacuum cleaner cord and leaving her unconscious, while her daughter’s body lay in a room upstairs.

Campbell, who was later jailed for life, set fire to the house to cover his tracks. He believed Mrs Skidmore was dead, but neighbours rescued her from the house and she was treated in hospital, where doctors told her she had suffered a fractured jaw and cheekbone and extensive bruising.

However, The Telegraph has reported that Mrs Skidmore has been refused compensation by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority.