Charles Davison sentenced to 19 years to life for Sunflower Road murder in November 2014

A 39-year-old man from Barnstaple has been jailed for life for murdering his mother.

Appearing at Exeter Crown Court, Charles Sion Davison, of Sunflower Road, pleaded guilty to the murder of 59-year-old Valerie Davison on November 3, 2014.

Mrs Davison’s body was discovered at her home in Sunflower Road on November 18.

Davison was sentenced to 19 years to life in prison by judge Francis Gilbert QC on Tuesday and will serve a minimum term of 18 years and 29 days.