Man accused of killing beloved mum Amy-Leanne Stringfellow found dead in prison just days before trial

A 45-year-old man has died in prison days before he was due to stand trial accused of the murder of Doncaster mum Amy-Leanne Stringfellow.

Monday, 23rd November 2020, 12:20 pm

The Ministry of Justice confirmed that Terence Papworth died in HMP Leeds on Sunday (November 22).

Unconfirmed reports suggest that the 45-year-old was found dead in his cell.

Papworth had been due to stand trial at Sheffield Crown Court on November 30 and had recently appeared in court via video link for a case management hearing.

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Terence Papworth (pictured left) had been due to stand trial on November 30 accused of murdering 26-year-old Doncaster mum and former soldier Amy Stringfellow.

The builder stood accused of murdering mum-of-one Amy-Leanne Stringfellow who was found critically injured on Dryden Road, Doncaster at about 11.35pm on June 5.

Tragically, the 26-year-old could not be saved and was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after the emergency services arrived.

Amy, who was described as ‘beautiful and kind’ by distraught loved ones, was also a former soldier who had served in Afghanistan.

No further details of Papworth’s death have yet been released.

We have contacted South Yorkshire Police for more information.

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