Triple murderer Joanna Dennehy sentenced to life in prison
Dennehy described as "cruel, calculating and manipulative" at the Old Bailey
Serial killer Joanna Dennehy has been given a whole life sentence for murdering three men and attempting to kill two others.
Dennehy, 31, pleaded guilty to the murders of Lukasz Slaboszewski, 31, Kevin Lee, 48, and John Chapman, 56, in and around Peterborough over a 10-day killing spree in March last year.
She also admitted two counts of attempted murder and preventing the lawful and decent burial of one of her victims in an act of "final humiliation".
Dennehy showed no emotions as the judge delivered his sentencing remarks, standing in the dock with her eyes closed. She smiled and laughed at an earlier part of the hearing at the Old Bailey.
Mr Justice Spencer said: "Within the space of ten days you murdered three men in cold blood.
"Although you pleaded guilty, you've made it quite clear you have no remorse. Only a matter of days later you attempted to kill two more men - victims chosen entirely at random.
"You claim to feel remorse for those attacks but I have no hesitation in rejecting that. You are a cruel, calculating, selfish and manipulative serial killer."
The judge added: "The death and destruction you are responsible for has caused untold distress for the families of those killed and of those who survived."
Three men were also sentenced for helping her.
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