A FORMER binman who killed his girlfriend, her twin sister and two frail pensioners was today being sentenced at Leeds Crown Court.
Mark Hobson pleaded guilty a month ago to the four murders. Hobson beat his 27-year-old lover Claire Sanderson to death with a hammer in Camblesforth, North Yorkshire, in July last year before luring her sister Diane to his flat and killing her a week later.
Hobson, 35, subjected Diane to a horrific sexual mutilation before going on the run.
He then murdered housebound James Britton, 80, and his wife Joan, 82, at their home north of York, brutally beating and stabbing them.