JULIE HARRIS [No photo available] (19 October 2004)
Julie Harris, 41, of River Leys, Cheltenham, had been subjected to 14 months of harassment by Andrew Millard. When Mrs Harris rang 999 to have him arrested, she was told the police had “other commitments”. Millard, 42, of Tewkesbury, admitted manslaughter, but denied murder in October 2004. Millard was found guilty (April 2005) and sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum tariff of 18 years.
During the trial, the court heard a chilling 999 call of Julie’s last moments as she screamed over and over again. Millard could be heard on five occasions shouting that he was “going to kill her.” Her 19-year-old daughter and boyfriend, who were both in the house, ran out and phoned the police.