Snooker star's mother jailed for murder

The mother of snooker ace Mark King was jailed for life today for murdering her sick cousin.

The mother of snooker ace Mark King was jailed for life today for murdering her sick cousin.

Sandra King broke down in the dock and cried “I don’t deserve it” as Judge Giles Forrester sentenced her at the Old Bailey in Britain.

Judge Forrester said 63-year-old King had stabbed 68-year-old Jacqueline Oberlin through her heart.

The “frail, elderly and defenceless” woman was killed as she lay on her bed at her home in east London in February.

King looked up at her husband Bill, 70, and 29-year-old son in the public gallery before being led away.

She had been found guilty of murder by a jury in less than two hours.

King, of Oldchurch Road, Romford, Essex, had denied the killing, saying her cousin, who was terminally ill with cancer, must have committed suicide.

Mark King, rated 11th in the world, announced his retirement from snooker earlier this year after his mother was arrested.

He made a brave come-back attempt last week but was defeated in the first round of the LG Cup in Preston.

He declined to comment when leaving court.

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