28 years, that’s the minimum amount of time killer mother Tamara Butler will spend locked up.
Showing little, if any, emotion as the judge passed sentence.
Describing the murder as a horrific killing, Judge Alastair Malcolm told the mother, “Bethany was in your sole care on that night and, far from keeping her safe, you attacked and killed her.”
He added: “It is difficult to comprehend how any mother who by all accounts had a loving relationship with her daughter could act in this way.
“There was extensive blood from Bethany on the bedroom floor and seven of her footprints were identified in that blood.”
“Clearly she was moving about trying to escape your attack when she was already severely wounded. The terror and agony that she experienced being attacked in that way by her mother is unimaginable.”
As he delivered sentence, the Judge also told Mrs. Butler, “When your own affair was terminated by the man, you sent emails to his work colleagues saying you and he had married.”
Earlier in the trial, evidence was heard how Mrs. Butler had sent e-mails to police officers, and signed them off as Tamara Ennis.
Cayman 27 contacted Anthony Ennis, the Deputy Commissioner of Police, who told us he didn’t think this was news, saying, “I will not dignify this query, which is scandalous and defamatory at best, with a response.
“In any event, when I became aware of the defendant’s delusions I reported these to her husband and my wife. I don’t see how this is news other than to cause collateral injury and embarrassment to an innocent person.”
Cayman 27’s Paul Kennedy has this report.