29 year old, Ellia Arathoon was shit over the head by 40 year old Craig Procter. Procter then shoved her body in a suitcase and set it on fire.
Procter has been labelled as “dangerous” and “manipulative”, he may never be released from jail.
Once Procter thought the charred remains would be found, he moved them to an embankment and covered it with twigs and carpet.
However, he confessed to an ex-girlfriend who reported him to the police along with his own Mother.
Ellia had spent a night of drinking and taking drugs, both her and Procter left the house together. She was never seen again.
The day after Procter took his ex-girlfriend to the scene of the crime, she called police about her suspicions.
Procter initially denied any charges and blamed it on a lodger of his, however, CCTV footage of Procter carrying a suitcase along a canal was found.
The judge said: “The fact remains that you intentionally, deliberately and brutally killed a defenceless and blameless woman.
By your mindless violence you have deprived her son of a loving mother and left him in a total state of confusion and incomprehension about why you killed his mum.
You are a highly dangerous and manipulative man who may never be released.”
Procter was jailed for a minimum of 21 years in prison. The Judge said Ellia’s son is now “in a total state of confusion and incomprehension”.