A father and daughter who were found guilty of manslaughter have been jailed for a total of 14 years after the death of Kelly Machin in September last year.
Kelly, 34, died as a result of internal bleeding after she was assaulted inside her home address in Waldwick Close, Leicester Forest East.
Last month Natalie Bollen, 28, of Waldwick Close, Leicester Forest East, and William Gary Jelly, 48, of Impey Close, Thorpe Astley, were found guilty after a 10 day trial at Leicester Crown Court.
Today (Wednesday 21 June) Bollen and Jelly were sentenced to seven years each in jail.
The court heard how a dispute between neighbours ended in tragic consequences. On Tuesday 23 August, the victim was at home when her neighbour, Bollen, arrived at the property with her father.
The pair had an argument with the victim over a football that had been kicked over the fence by Bollen’s children. Kelly had burst the football before throwing it back into Bollen’s garden.
Kelly was assaulted and sustained injuries to her ribs and back. She was treated in hospital and discharged.
A friend of the victim who was concerned as he hadn’t heard from Kelly for a few days went to her address on Monday 5 September where he found her deceased.
Detective Chief Inspector Martin Smalley of East Midlands Special Operations Unit, said: “A seemingly minor incident resulted in a person losing their life. The defendants’ actions on that day were excessive and they attacked Kelly without regard for the consequences. They now face a lengthy prison sentence and two families have been left devastated.”
Source:: Leicestershire Police News