Thursday, March 11, 2010

Dad convicted in stabbing death of teenage daughter; was angry that she wanted to spend more time with boyfriend, less time with dad (Cardigan, Wales)

We've reported on dad GARY JOHN FISHER before. He's now been convicted of murder in the fatal stabbing of his teenage daughter. Seems this divorced Daddy was "angry" that his teenage daughter wanted to spend more time with her boyfriend, and less time with the old man. That's the problem with violent fathers. They just can't tolerate "their women" showing any independence.

Father convicted of Sasha's murder
1:52pm Thursday 11th March 2010

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A jealous father who stabbed his teenage daughter to death was convicted of murder yesterday.

Gary John Fisher, 48, was angry when Sasha Jones told him she wanted to spend more time with a boyfriend and less time with him.

He lost his temper and stabbed her in the face and then twice in the heart as she sat in his car trapped by the seat belt she was wearing.

Fisher then covered her body with a sleeping bag and drove around west Wales for more than 10 hours.

At one point he drove past Sasha's home and waved at her mother, his ex-partner Jayne Jones, with a smirk on his face.

Miss Jones could not see her daughter's body slumped in the front passenger seat of his Ford Fiesta.

The alarm was raised after Fisher telephoned a niece and told her, "I have done something wrong. You don't want to know what."

Police laid a stinger device across the road but it only slowed Fisher down.

Shortly afterwards he swerved into a layby and smashed into a parked camper van.

He later told doctors and a nurse Sasha had been raped three years earlier and could not cope with the emotional pain. He claimed they had formed a suicide pact but after killing Sasha he could not bring himself to die.

But Chris Clee QC, prosecuting at Swansea crown court, described the claim as "nonsense."

Sasha, he said, had been making plans to go to college and only the night before her death had texted her boyfriend saying she could not wait to see him--as soon as Fisher had left her home in Cardigan, west Wales and return to his in Solihull, near Birmingham.

"He was jealous and controlling," said Mr Clee. "No-one would have chosen to be stabbed to death."

A jury took just 60 minutes to convict hin unanimously of murder The judge, Mr Justice Lloyd Jones, said he would receive a life sentence when he was sentenced later. But he would fix the minimum number of years he must serve behind bars only after he had studied psychiatric reports.

Fisher showed no emotion as he was led away.

Jayne Jones said afterwards, "No life should end with that suffering.

"My beautiful daughter is missed more and more as time goes by."

She said the thoughts of Sasha's last moments haunted her.

But even now she did not want revenge against Fisher and did not wish him harm.