Man jailed for South Chailey stabbing found hanged

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A MAN who killed his stepfather by stabbing him 41 times at South Chailey was found hanged in his cell at Lewes prison on Friday evening (July 27).

Nathan Vaughan-Jones was found at about 8.30pm and pronounced dead about 30 minutes later, the Prison Service said.

An investigation will be launched by the Independent Prison and Probation Ombudsman.

The 34-year-old was jailed for 11 years in March after admitting the manslaughter of 63-year-old Nigel Ross on the grounds of diminished responsibility.

The court in Maidstone heard there was a long-running family feud before Vaughan-Jones stabbed his ‘controlling’ stepfather at his sister’s garden in Mill Lane, South Chailey, on March 29 last year.

Vaughan-Jones was said to have suffered ME from the age of 23 and episodes of depression since the age of 15.

* A former detective jailed for life for murdering his partner has also been found hanged in his cell at Lewes Prison today (Monday).

Peter Foster, 36, was jailed for at least 17 years at Lewes Crown Court last month after admitting murdering Heather Cooper, whose body was discovered in a shallow woodland grave.

The 33-year-old was killed at the couple’s home in Haslemere, Surrey.