Crack-addicted ex-cop jailed for murdering girlfriend

Marion Deacon is pictured on the left. Paul Kenyon, right, was arrested while in hospital for smoke...

Marion Deacon is pictured on the left. Paul Kenyon, right, was arrested while in hospital for smoke inhalation. (Tracy McLaughlin Photos)

Sam Pazzano, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 4:18 PM ET

NEWMARKET, Ont. — A crack-addicted, cash-strapped former cop who beat his girlfriend to death will remain in prison until March 2025, a judge decided this week.

Judge Michelle Fuerst sentenced Paul Kenyon to life in prison for second-degree murder. Fuerst ordered him to serve at least 15 years before he can apply for parole for the savage slaying of his lover Marion Deacon in March 2010.

Crown attorney Gemma Sang described the murder as “a vicious, savage, barbaric attack.”

“He left her to die alone, face down on her kitchen floor,” said Sang, who argued Kenyon’s parole ineligibility period should be upped from the minimum 10 years to between 15 and 18 years.

Firefighters discovered the charred body of the 46-year-old mother of three while responding to a fire at her home north of Toronto on March 7, 2010. She died of multiple blunt force injuries to her head, court heard.

After only four hours of deliberation, a jury found the former provincial police officer, now 47, guilty of second-degree murder.


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