28th July 2021

BREAKING: Life sentence for Alex McDonald for murdering his own mother in Norton Fitzwarren

A 27 year old Somerset man convicted of murdering his mother has been given a life sentence with a minimum tariff of 30 years.

Alex McDonald, of Hilly Park, Norton Fitzwarren, appeared before Exeter Crown Court this morning (24 June) after being convicted yesterday of murdering his mother Catherine.

Catherine McDonald’s body was found by police officers at her home in Norton Fitzwarren on Tuesday 30 September 2014.

A post-mortem examination concluded she died from asphyxiation and stab wounds. There was a sexual element to the offence.