Braintree: Murder victim's sister speaks of relief at killer's death (From Braintree and Witham Times)
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Braintree: Murder victim's sister speaks of relief at killer's death
9:06am Wednesday 13th February 2013 in News
A sister has described her relief that a double murderer, who died in hospital, is no longer a threat to her family.
Jeannette Chambers was told on Monday evening that David Oakes had died in hospital.
It is believed he died of natural causes.
Last May the 51-year-old was jailed for life for shooting dead Christine Chambers and their two-year-old daughter Shania in Bartram Avenue, Braintree, on June 6 2011.
In November the Court of Appeal upheld the ruling after Oakes was one of several inmates who argued life tariffs were incompatible with their human rights.
Ms Chambers said: “Knowing he is no more is such a relief, that has ended that chapter."
See this week's Times for the full report.