Killer jailed after concealing victim's body in suitcases

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Ms Netts lived in shared accommodation with Gordon

A woman who murdered and concealed the dismembered remains of another woman in two suitcases has been jailed.

Gareeca Gordon, 28, admitted killing Phoenix Netts, 28, at the shared accommodation where they lived in Birmingham.

Bristol Crown Court heard Miss Netts was stabbed four times and could have survived her injuries, but Gordon did not call for an ambulance.

Gordon was ordered to serve a minimum term of 23 years and six months.

Instead of calling for an ambulance, she allowed Miss Netts to die in her room, while she carried out internet searches on how to treat a punctured lung but "deliberately did nothing" to help her, the court heard.

The 28-year-old pleaded guilty to murder during a hearing at Bristol Crown Court on 21 April.

During sentencing the court heard that Miss Netts and Gordon were friends but Gordon had wanted their relationship to become sexual, which Miss Netts had rejected.