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Man accused of murdering ‘beautiful’ mum, 26, dies in prison

Written by on 23/11/2020

The man who was waiting to go on trial for the murder of a 26-year-old Doncaster mum has died in prison days before it was set to start.

Terence Papworth, 45, had been charged with the murder of Amy Leanne Stringfellow and was waiting in prison for the trial to begin.

Amy died on June 5 this year after emergency services were called to a property in Dryden Road Balby, Doncaster.

Tragically she died at the scene.

Now the Ministry of Justice have confirmed Papworth died in his cell at HMP Leeds on Sunday.

He had previously appeared in court via video link and was due to stand trial for her murder on November 30.

A Prison Service spokesman said: “Terence Papworth died in HMP Leeds on 22 November.

“The Prisons and Probation Ombudsman has been informed.”

Amy has been described as a “beautiful” mum by her heartbroken family and friends.

Her mother also paid tribute to her at a vigil held in the town.

At the time Amy’s mum Jacquie said: “Don’t think because I don’t cry, that I have no emotions left.

“My heart stopped beating the day my daughter died. It has to go on, for my daughter Gemma, my grandchildren and step-daughters.”

Among those present were a squad of people wearing Amy’s Army t-shirts and Jacquie thanked them for attending, revealing: “There is even a hen-do here today.

“Amy wasn’t loved by one, or hundreds, but thousands.

“No other woman, as long as I live in Doncaster, will have to go through this again.

“Amy was a strong character.”