A devastated mother who was forced to listen over the phone as her 32-year-old daughter was brutally murdered by her cage fighter ex-lover says she hopes he ‘rots in jail’.
Andrew Wadsworth, 37, stabbed his partner Melissa Belshaw to death at her Billinge, Wigan home, two months after he came out of prison on licence.
A jury found him guilty of murder following a two day deliberation at Manchester Crown Court in December 2020 and Wadsworth was also found guilty of attempting to murder heroic neighbour, Gerard Bristow, in the street.
Ms Belshaw’s mother, Jean Mulvaney, 59, said Wadsworth needs to ‘go to the deepest, darkest parts of hell’ and admitted the killer’s name has since been banned in her house.
The devastated mother of murdered Melissa Belshaw (above) says she hopes her cage fighter ex-lover Andrew Wadsworth ‘rots in jail’
The 37-year-old (pictured) stabbed the beautician to death at her Billinge, Wigan home, two months after he came out of prison on licence
Ms Mulvaney, who described Wadsworth as ‘the devil itself’, was forced to helplessly listen to the attack over the phone.
She told the Liverpool Echo: ‘I hope he rots in jail and he needs to go to the deepest, darkest parts of hell.
‘I never knew what hate was until all of this occurred. I never knew what hate meant, but I do now.
‘I hope he never sees the light of day again… he took away everything from us.’
During the trial, it was heard after the cocaine and alcohol-fuelled attack, Wadsworth then went out on to the street armed with the same knife and repeatedly stabbed a concerned neighbour
Ms Mulvaney, who described Wadsworth as ‘the devil itself’, was forced to helplessly listen to the attack
During the trial, it was heard that after the cocaine and alcohol-fuelled attack, Wadsworth then went out on to the street armed with the same knife and repeatedly stabbed a concerned neighbour who heard the screams coming from the property.
He then delivered a roundhouse kick to the head of a police constable at the scene where he was arrested and then later punched another officer in the face in a police cell, Manchester Crown Court heard.
Wadsworth came out of prison on licence in November 2017 following a five-year jail sentence imposed in 2010 for two offences of robbery involving imitation firearms and a 10-year custodial term in 2011 with an extended licence of two years for aggravated burglary and causing grievous bodily harm with intent.
Now, Ms Mulvaney is determined to do everything she can to keep her daughter’s ‘beautiful soul’ alive
Now, Ms Mulvaney is urging anyone who feels unsafe in their relationship to take action and ‘get help’.
She said: ‘They need to get out, they need to seek help as soon as possible.’
She also revealed that she plans on keeping her daughter’s ‘beautiful soul’ alive despite finding the past 18 months of her death ‘very hard’.
Source: Daily Mail UK