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Girlfriend of murderer Abdul K Ali sentenced for prison phone messages

The former girlfriend of murderer Abdul Korim Ali has been sentenced for messages and calls sent whi..

By admin , in Cambridge , at May 1, 2018

The former girlfriend of murderer Abdul Korim Ali has been sentenced for messages and calls sent while he was in prison awaiting trial.

Ali, was sentenced in January for the brutal murder of James Cromwell, whom he stabbed in the heart over a drugs dispute.

The messages between Ali and Holley took place while he was on remand at Peterborough Prison in August 2016, reports the BBC.

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Holley, of Little London, Stowmarket, pleaded guilty to without authority transmitting or causing transmission of an image or sound from inside a prison for simultaneous transmission outside and was given a six month sentence, suspended for two years, today (April 30) at Cambridge Crown Court.

Holley and Ali had 105 calls between August 4-17, 25 made by Holley, the BBC reported.

Abdul Korim Ali's ex-girlfriend was sentenced for communicating with him in prison

Defending, Thomas Edwards told the court that during the couple's eight-year relationship there had been a "significant degree of controlling behaviour on his part".

The court was also told Holley was "monitored" by Ali and expected to make regular calls.

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During the sentencing it was claimed Ali feared losing his then girlfriend and worried she may cheat on him.

Judge David Farrell QC emphasised there was no suggestion the calls and messages related to the murder trial, which was impending at the time.

He added that Holley's offence was "serious" but that she was now trying to move on with her life after brreaking up with Ali.

Holley was also ordered to complete a rehabilitation activity requirement.

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