Finally Karen Aschcroft's killer is foun Melbourne
The family of a woman who was wounded in the heart by a knife in Victoria is thrilled that the jury found her killer guilty. A 52-year-old woman Karen Ashcroft was stabbed to death at her friend’s house in Maryborough, north of Ballarat, last May after the meeting. After two days of consideration, Supreme Court jurors found Ben Wardlow guilty of her murder today.
There was no doubt that Wardlow killed the grandmother, but the jury had to decide whether he intended to kill her or vigorously injure her, moreover he took drugs and alcohol then.
After the murder Wardlow had been arrested on a nearby street a few hours later and taken to a hospital to treat an injury, made by himself. Medical tests showed that he had methamphetamine in his blood. Wardlaw must return to court at a later date for a preliminary hearing.