Daniel Boulton jailed for life for murder of ex-partner and her autistic son

Daniel Boulton being detained at Hallington House Farm, on the outskirts of Louth, Lincolnshire.
Daniel Boulton being detained at Hallington House Farm, on the outskirts of Louth, Lincolnshire.

Daniel Boulton has been served with a sentence of a minimum term of 40 years

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Daniel Boulton has been jailed at Lincoln Crown Court for life with a minimum term of 40 years after murdering his ex-partner and her autistic son at their home in Louth, Lincolnshire, before leading police on a 24-hour manhunt.

Telling Daniel Boulton there was a possibility he may never be released, Mr Justice Pepperall told the killer: “I’m sure that you targeted DJ (Darren Henson) because of your hatred and you were motivated by his autism.

“I’m sure that you are a violent and very dangerous man, and you present an ongoing risk of further violence, and possibly even homicide.

“You killed with ruthless efficiency very soon after breaking into the house.

“You acted calmly, callously and efficiently … you intended to kill, you knew precisely what you were doing.”