Monster who stabbed Tommy Cooper’s niece to death in 'senseless' attack before leaving body in pool of blood is jailed | The Sun

A "NARCISSISTIC" monster who stabbed Tommy Cooper's niece to death in a "senseless" attack has been jailed.

Sabrina Cooper, 68, was discovered covered in blood in the hallway of her Eastbourne, East Sussex, flat in December.

She had suffered multiple stab wounds to her chest and abdomen.

Tony King, 59, who was known to her, has today been jailed for life with a minimum of 23 years after he pleaded guilty to murder.

Police were scrambled to Sabrina's home following concerns for the welfare of a woman.

Tragically she couldn't be saved and was declared dead at the scene.

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Sabrina was related to comic and magician Tommy – who died on stage from a heart attack in 1984 – through her dad David, who was Tommy's brother.

She ran Cooper's Magic Shops in Eastbourne, which was set up by her parents.

Sabrina was forced to close the family-owned business in 2017.

Haunting footage emerged of a sickening video King made the day before he murdered magic shop owner Sabrina.

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He says: "Watch out for my next magic trick.

“It’s going to be awesome.”

Tributes flooded in for the gran following her heartbreaking death.

Her family said: "On behalf of the family, we thank everyone who has shown support and love as this nightmare has unfolded.

"A loving and dedicated mother, a beloved grandmother and a popular member of the Eastbourne community, Sabrina enjoyed walking her dogs through Eastbourne where she would meet other like-minded people.

"Like us, her dogs Abra and Tricks cannot understand what has happened as they pine, staring at the door, expecting Sabrina to return."

Detective Chief Inspector Alex Campbell, senior investigating officer, said: "Our thoughts are with Sabrina's family and friends who were shocked at this senseless and apparently motiveless murder.

"King admitted the offence in interview soon after he was arrested, but subsequently pleaded not guilty to murder at court hearings in December and April, unnecessarily extending the process for those grieving her death.

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