Killer John McFall joins group of violent killers sentenced to die in prison
Northern Ireland killer John McFall - convicted of the savage sex murder of Vietnamese woman Quyen Ngoc Nguyen in the north of England - today becomes one of a small band of monsters sentenced to die in jail for their brutal crimes.
McFall (51) and accomplice Stephen Unwin (40) were found guilty of murdering the 28-year-old mum-of-four.
Unwin was also convicted of raping her.
Detective Inspector Ed Small said it was "one of the most horrific cases" he had investigated in his 25 years as a police officer.
McFall, who is originally from Graymount Parade in Greencastle, had already served time for the murder of a defenceless 86-year-old pensioner in Belfast, before being freed.
In recognition of the depravity of their crimes, the trial judge gave both men a 'whole-life' sentence - which means they will never be released.
McFall's name is now bracketed with some of the UK's most notorious murderers, some 70 of whom are also serving 'whole life' sentences.
They include including Dennis Nilsen, who murdered 15 young men and dissected their bodies for sexual pleasure, and Peter Sutcliffe, the Yorkshire Ripper, convicted of murdering 13 women during his reign of terror.
Also among the 'whole lifers' is Rose West, who with her husband Fred, tortured and murdered nine young women in Gloucester, including her own stepdaughter; one-eyed killer Dale Cregan, who murdered four people - including two policewomen - in Manchester; and Michael Adebolajo, who beheaded soldier Lee Rigby outside a London Army barracks.
There is also Arthur Hutchinson, who murdered three members of a family in Hartlepool, and John Childs, a London contract killer who murdered a 10-year-old boy and his father.
And now these brutes are joined on the roll of shame by an Ulsterman - John McFall.