What happened to Marsha McDonnell and when was she murdered by Levi Bellfield? – The Sun
AGED just 19 and described as a “hard-working” young woman, student Marsha McDonnell was brutally murdered.
Her murderer was the cruel and twisted serial killer Levi Bellfield.
What happened to Marsha McDonnell?
Marsha McDonnell was a gap year student – described by a Richmond upon Thames College spokesman as “quiet and hard-working” – with plans to travel to Australia before attending university.
A netball player and talented violinist, the 19-year-old was attacked by Bellfield while walking home in February 2003.
She was found bleeding to death from horrific head injuries in the street, yards from her home in Hampton, south-west London, after being bludgeoned with a blunt instrument.
The murderer beat her and left her to die shortly after she got off the 111 bus, following a trip to the cinema with friends.
Marsha spent two days in a hospital before succumbing to her injuries.
A post-mortem found that she had suffered multiple skull fractures and bleeding around the brain.
During his murder trial, the prosecution said that Bellfield trawled buses and bus stops for women. If they rejected him, he attacked them.
Cops said he believed that he was "God's gift to everyone" and would fly into a rage when spurned, as he believed women were "worth nothing".
Who else did Levi Bellfield murder?
Not only was Bellfield found guilty of murdering Marsha, he also was convicted of killing Milly Dowler and Amelie Delagrange as well as attempting to murder Kate Sheedy.
He is subject to a whole life order, and is one of only 68 prisoners in the UK to have a life sentence without the possibility of parole.
Bellfield is currently serving his sentence in HMP Frankland, Country Durham.
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