Jamie Drewry won’t be seeing the light of day anytime soon.
The 29-year old Briton has been sentenced to life in prison for stabbing his lover to death. Drewry had been out late last February. Upon his return home, Drewry apparently got into a fight with his lover, Simon Edwards, a testicular cancer survivor and nurse-to-be. While we don’t know what exactly transpired durign their argument, Drewry became enraged and stabbed Edwards in the chest. Edwards stumbled out his front door and died in a neighbor’s arms.
Speaking after the reading of the guilty verdict, Edwards’ brother Mark remarked: “We hope that his killer serves the full whack of his life sentence. It is what he deserves for taking Simon away from us all too soon in his life.”
Detective Stuart Morrison used the Edwards murder to ruminate on a larger and just as gruesome topic: “This case is tremendously tragic and shows what happens in a worst case scenario as a result of domestic abuse.” Drewry won’t be eligible for parole until 2020, by which point we hope he’s learned at least part of his lesson: killing ain’t kool.