A woman has been jailed for life over the murder and dismembering of Phoenix Netts in Birmingham last year.
Gareeca Gordon, 28, was told by a judge at Bristol Crown Court on Tuesday that she was considered a “very dangerous” person and would spend at least 23 years and six months behind bars.
Gordon admitted to killing Ms Netts before she was sentenced, after being accused of stabbing the former student to death at the HMO property the pair shared in Lozells, West Birmingham, on 16 April.
She then bought a circular saw and disposed of Ms Netts’ body in two large suitcases.
A member of the public and two police officers witnessed Gordon making multiple trips to the Forest of Dean, where the body was disposed of, leading her to last month plead guilty to the murder charge and skip trial.
While the officers saw Gordon standing close to a quarry with two large suitcases, which contained Ms Netts’ remains, the civilian reported a suspicious vehicle driving near Coleford, in Gloucestershire, on the evening of 12 May.
Mrs Justice Cutts, sentencing earlier, described Gordon as a “very dangerous young woman” who had killed Ms Netts in her own bedroom.
“You stabbed her four times. None of these wounds would have been fatal had you called for help,” the judge told Gordon.
She said that a post-mortem examination showed Ms Netts would have survived for a “number of hours” after being stabbed by Gordon.
“You were aware that she was seriously injured and may not recover but yet you did nothing about it,” the judge said.
“She must have been very frightened in those hours before she died.”