A WOMAN jailed for attempting to cover up a murder committed in her home has died three months into her sentence.
Kerry Musgrave, aged 31, was jailed for 18 months for perverting the course of justice in relation to the murder of 41-year-old Shane Beadling at her home last July.
Mr Beadling died in a ‘brutal and sustained assault’ at the hands of Musgrave’s partner Garry Count, 32, who was jailed for a minimum of 16 years after admitting murder.
He was found with 41 separate injuries after being beaten, slashed with a knife, kicked and stamped on.
Mr Beadling, 41, was Count’s and Musgrave’s lodger in their home on Bartholomew Street, Wombwell, Barnsley, and Sheffield Crown Court was told he was ‘treated like a skivvy’ by the pair.
Musgrave died in hospital after being taken there from New Hall Prison in Wakefield.
An inquest into the death has been opened and adjourned by the coroner.
A Prison Service investigation is under way.