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Sarah Ferguson's killer aide to be freed from jail

By Hayden Smith

Published 22/05/2015

Jane Andrews, a former dresser to the Duchess of York, was given a life sentence
Jane Andrews, a former dresser to the Duchess of York, was given a life sentence

A former royal aide jailed for stabbing her boyfriend to death when he refused to marry her is to be released from prison.

Jane Andrews, a former dresser to the Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson, was given a life sentence after being convicted of murdering Tom Cressman in 2001.

A spokesman for the Parole Board said: "We can confirm that a three-member panel of the Parole Board has directed the release of Jane Andrews.

"The decision to release is a matter for the board, which is independent. Arrangements and the date of the release are a matter for the Ministry of Justice. We are unable to comment further on the details of this case."

Andrews was ordered to serve a minimum of 12 years after she killed Mr Cressman (39) at the home they shared in London. A jury rejected her claims that she was acting in self-defence when she hit him on the head with his cricket bat and then stabbed him in the chest with a kitchen knife.

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