Every third day, in our #EveryThreeDays campaign, I write about a woman killed by a man. Previously in this campaign, which started on May 2nd 2021, we have remembered 55 women, the last being Malgorzata Marczak, aged just 29.
Today we remember Beverley Robinson, 42, who was murdered in February 2017 by her partner Mark Minott. During the attack, Minott also stabbed Beverley’s daughter Nateesha Hudson, 25. Both victims and Mark Minott lived in Huddersfield, South Yorkshire.
When researching this case, it was noticeable that there was little press coverage of the attack, perhaps driven by the fact that there appears to be no known motive. What is known is that Minott had taken both drugs and alcohol prior to the incident. One newspaper that reported Beverley’s death was Yorkshire Live saying this after Minott’s trial:
Mark Minott was jailed for life with a minimum of 19 years this afternoon at Leeds Crown Court for his horrific attack on Beverley Robinson Hudson, 42, as well as stabbing her daughter Nateesha in the early hours of February 23rd. Beverley’s mother Rosalie Frame said: “We are a broken family. My own feelings cannot be expressed in words. I do not think I will ever get over losing Beverley and ever come to terms with the way she died.”
She said her daughter would never see her three children grow up, and they had been made homeless and financially dependent on others as a result of losing their mother. Two were now living separately from the third. Rosalie added: “The whole family is in turmoil because we want what is best for Beverley’s children. But different members of the family have different opinions, which sometimes causes conflict and argument.
“It will take a long time if ever to get over the loss of Beverley, and I will never be able to forgive Mark Minott for the nightmare that he has put my family through.”
Ordering 41-year-old Minott to serve a minimum of 19 years in jail minus days spent on remand, Judge Guy Kearl QC described his attack on Beverley as “ferocious and frenzied.”
Authored by Steph @PlaceSteph