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Man jailed for life for murdering his ex and torching her body after persuading her to pole dance for him



A person has been jailed for at least 23 years to life for murdering his ex-girlfriend after persuading her to carry out a pole dance for him.


In accordance with Mail On-line, Louise Rump, 29, had agreed to the dance for her ex Habib Jackson in her flat within the village of Bedfordshire as they’d been concerned in a relationship that ended a 12 months in the past.


St Albans crown court docket heard how Mr. Jackson, a safety guard, had needed to rekindle a relationship along with her however she didn’t really feel the identical.  


Mum of two Ms. Rump was described as ‘vigorous’ and was final seen alive on the morning of October 16, 2020, when she dropped her daughter off in school.


At 11.15am that day Mr. Jackson of Toddington, Beds was seen on CCTV heading to Rump’s handle in Plewes Courtroom, Kensworth, Beds the place he had deliberate to satisfy her.


Decide Michael Kay stated: ‘The killing was pushed by jealousy, rage and a component of sexual frustration,’ as he punched Rump within the face a number of occasions earlier than strangling and smothering her. 


There was indicators of an assault with bruising on her face, her left hand, wrist and pelvis. 


The pathologist discovered she had been killed by asphyxia earlier than her physique was set on fireplace. 


Mr. Jackson from Toddington, Beds admitted to utilizing petrol he had introduced with him in a small drinks bottle to begin a fireplace in her flat however advised the court docket he had it in his automobile for bonfire night time.


Prosecutor David Matthew stated: ‘The hearth was a fairly deliberate try and destroy the traces her attacker may need left,’ he stated. 


Simply over an hour later, her physique was found on the foot of her mattress by fire-fighters who had been known as out by neighbours once they noticed smoke coming from her flat.


Jackson denied he had been to the flat on the day of the killing, however stated he had been there on February 15 once they had a play battle and he or she scratched his face.


Firefighters discovered the pole within the lounge and her physique in her bed room the place the curtains had caught fireplace and there was smoke harm. 


Mr. Jackson was later seen discarding a bloodstained jumper and a cardboard field by the facet of the street not removed from the scene earlier than driving off.


He then went to his office in Houghton Regis, Beds the place he hid clothes and dumped considered one of Ms Rump’s cellphones in a bin.  


He was jailed for all times by Decide Michael Kay QC who stated he should serve one other 21 years 168 days earlier than he will be thought-about for parole. 


He has already served 1 12 months 197 days on remand.  


In a message on 15 October, the day earlier than she died, Jackson wrote to Louise: ‘It has been a 12 months child, since I used to be deep the place I belong.’


He went on: ‘Cannot you give me what I crave?’ She replied: ‘No.’


Mr. Matthew stated Habib Jackson paid Louise Rump for ‘deal questions’ when he requested her about sexual exercise, making him her ‘sugar daddy.’


Jackson wrote: ‘G-string and underwear prepared?’ referring to the deliberate pole dance


When Jackson was questioned by the police the day after the killing he stated they’d an on-off relationship. 


Decide Michael Kay stated: ‘Because of your obsession along with her and your controlling, violent nature, these two kids will now must reside with the data that, whereas they had been in school, their mom was brutally strangled or smothered to dying and her physique was set on fireplace.’


Jane Hedges, Ms Rump’s aunt, stated: ‘Whereas we now have taken some consolation from at the moment’s sentence, nothing will ever make up for our loss and the grief our household is feeling.


‘This was such a pointless crime and a tragic waste of life. Louise was an actual star amongst us, vigorous and power who would brighten any room she went into.


‘Her kids will now sadly must develop up with out their mum. Our ideas are with them at the moment and we are going to do every part we will to help them in order that they develop as much as make their mum proud.’


Superintendent Rob Corridor of the Bedfordshire, Cambridge and Hertfordshire Main Crime Unit, which led the investigation, stated: ‘This was a horrifically violent and despicable crime dedicated towards a younger mom who had her complete life forward of her and now leaves behind two younger kids.


‘I welcome the lead to court docket at the moment and hope this goes a way in giving Louise’s household and buddies the closure and justice they so deeply deserve.


‘My ideas stay with Louise’s household and her shut buddies presently..’


Detective Chief Superintendent Dee Perkins, Bedfordshire Police’s lead for male violence towards girls and women, stated: ‘This sort of obsessive, controlling and violent behaviour is evil, harmful and unacceptable.


‘We are able to all stand as much as this and ensure that girls and women throughout Bedfordshire really feel protected.


‘I wish to thank everybody within the MCU who was concerned on this investigation, and everybody in policing should make certain we recognise this sort of behaviour, take it critically and take motion towards males like Habib Jackson.


‘However the public can even help us with this. By calling out misogynistic behaviour and reporting issues the place girls do not feel protected, we may also help rid society of those appalling attitudes and behavior.’

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