Thursday, May 24, 2007


Gran stabbed 97 times for 32p

‘A disabled gran was stabbed 97 times by her killer — for 32p in her piggy bank.

Frail Ann Alfanso, 61, was knifed in the head, body, hands and neck by drug-crazed John Mansfield.

Convicted robber Mansfield, 45, was high on heroin, morphine, cocaine and methadone when he used two knives and scissors to butcher his victim, who lived alone.

A court was told that one blade went right through one of Mrs Alfanso’s hands as she tried to protect herself. As he hunted for cash, Mansfield dragged her around her flat before raiding the piggy bank beside the phone and fleeing, leaving her for dead.’

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