Pensioner who killed terminally ill boyfriend with Spurs bag walks free
Joyce Evans, 69, had claimed that Colin Ballinger, who had only months to live, had asked her to help him die, the court was told. But hou fake rolex rs earlier he had told neighbours: “I’m good, I feel lucky, my legs are working.”
Evans was cleared of murder by the jury but convicted of manslaughter last month. Today Judge Gerald Gordon imposed a 12 month sente fake rolex nce suspended for two years.
Mr Ballinger, 66, who had terminal cirrhosis of the liver from heavy drinking, liv fake rolex ed with Evans in Upper Holloway. She told detectives she had put the plastic bag over his head before changing her mind and stopping.
The judge said he recognised she had provided “constant and arduous care” to Mr Ballinger before turning on him.
“Your rec fake rolex ognised medical condition played a substantial role in what happened,” he said. “The taking of a life of another person is always regarded as a grave and serious matter whatever the circumstances and however little of that life in reality remained.