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UK woman who killed 3 on murder spree gets life

Updated Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 | 8:06 a.m.

LONDON (AP) — A British judge has told a woman who killed three men and attacked two others during a 10-day spree that she will never be released from jail.

Joanna Dennehy smirked as she was sentenced Friday by Judge Robin Spencer to life with no possibility of parole.

Dennehy had pleaded guilty to murdering three men whose bodies were found in rural ditches in eastern England. After stabbing them to death in March, she drove to Hereford in western England where she stabbed and injured two strangers out walking their dogs.

The judge told 31-year-old Dennehy she was "a cruel, calculating, selfish and manipulative serial killer" who had shown no remorse.

One witness told the trial that Dennehy had boasted of killing eight people, though she is not accused of more murders.