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Callum Wheeler, 22, will face a minimum sentence of 37 years for beating Julia James, mother of two, to death. A court heard the thug used a railway jack – a tool used to lift train tracks – to attack Ms James, 53, as she walked her dog. Speaking after Wheeler’s caging, Ms James’ son said the ‘sick and twisted’ killer ‘should never see the light of day again’.

Ms James tried to flee Wheeler during his attack on April 27, 2021, reports Kent Live, but suffered brutal injuries.

Prosecutor Alison Morgan QC told Canterbury Crown Court today that the murder ‘involved sexual conduct’ after the obscene Wheeler was described in court as being obsessed with pornography and had ‘d ‘strange desires’.

Speaking after the sentencing, Ms James’ son Patrick Davis said: “He should never see the light of day again. Why should he? My mother only wanted to walk her dog, but her life has was interrupted by this disgusting creature.

“I wouldn’t call him a human being.”

Ms James’ daughter, Bethan Coles, has told how their mother’s murder sentenced her family to a ‘life sentence’.

“I struggled to find the right words to describe how devastating this has been for my life and the lives of my family,” she said.

“My life has changed beyond measure. Losing my own relative, the woman I loved most in the world, is truly awful.

“Knowing how she was brutally attacked in broad daylight after running for her life is horrific. It haunts me every day of my life.”

Mrs James’ widower repeatedly broke down in tears as he recounted how ‘my life was finally over when I married my soul mate’.

“My hopes and dreams have been swept away,” he said.

“Actually, I felt like I was dead too.”

The judge heard Wheeler had been seen wandering the countryside with the gun the day before he killed Mrs James, who was off duty, walking her dog, a Jack Russell called Toby.

He was carried onto the dock today, handcuffed, by staff at the high security psychiatric hospital in Broadmoor, Berkshire, where he was held, to be sentenced after being found guilty of murder in May.

Wheeler sat with his head bowed as his victim’s family read their emotional impact statements on the victim.

He was described by the prosecutor as a prolific “highly sexualised” user of internet pornography, who had searched for words such as “raped” just two days before the attack.

Wheeler had no connection to his victim, but prosecutors said he targeted her when she became vulnerable because she was not close to any other dog walkers.

When arrested he told police ‘sometimes I do things I can’t control’ and while in custody he said ‘you can’t go into the woods and expect to be safe “.

He was arrested on May 7, a few days after the murder.

She said Wheeler planned to target a lone woman and was “waiting in the bushes” for “the highly respected PCSO” Ms James, who made a “desperate attempt to flee”.

Data from her Apple Watch showed that her heart rate and walking pace increased to the point where it is believed she spotted Wheeler in the woods and changed her route home in a bid to get away. escape.

She suffered ‘catastrophic injuries’, described by a pathologist as the worst he had ever seen, when Wheeler inflicted ‘multiple blows to her head’ with a railroad jack, a tool used to lift train tracks, Ms Morgan said.

She explained that the DNA found on the chest of Ms James’ white top indicated contact which ‘must be sexual in nature’.

Wheeler had no connection to his victim, but prosecutors said he targeted her when she became vulnerable because she was not close to any other dog walkers.

When arrested he told police ‘sometimes I do things I can’t control’ and while in custody he said ‘you can’t go into the woods and expect to be safe “.

He also said that if released he would return to the woods to rape and kill women, and that Mrs James deserved to die.