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The family of a young mother who was stabbed to death during ‘bizarre and violent’ s*x has criticized her killer’s early release to less than half his prison sentence.
Laura Huteson, 21, died within hours of meeting her killer Jason Gaskell, who put a knife to her neck during cocaine-fueled sadomasochistic sex at her Hull home in 2018.
Gaskell, then 24, was sentenced to six years in prison in August 2018 after pleading guilty to manslaughter in court.
But to the dismay of Ms. Huteson’s family, Gaskell was released in April, less than three years after his sentencing.
The family has revealed that the emotional wounds reopened following Gaskell’s release from jail.
Her cousin Holly Hayward said: “We feel like the system has completely disappointed Laura. She deserves justice and the courts failed her and us.
Gaskell should have been stopped earlier. How can he now be living her life when she’s gone?
Sheffield Crown Court heard how Mrs Huteson and Gaskell had first met “hours before”.
The couple returned to Gaskell’s £ 110,000 Orchard Park home that night, where they drank and took cocaine until the wee hours of the morning.
But while having sex, Gaskell revealed a knife that he had hidden under the pillow and pressed it against Ms. Huteson’s neck, severing her artery.
The court heard that ‘mild to moderate force’ was needed to inflict the injury, which was a single stab wound.
However, Gaskell said that he only realized that he had stabbed the mother of one when she “gave a jerking motion.”
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After Gaskell killed Miss Huteson, mother of one, he was seen half naked, covered in blood and looking “possessed” as he ran out of her home in Milldane, Orchard Park.
The blood-soaked killer made a ‘very distressed’ call to 999 just after 9am on February 27, lying to operators and telling them that his victim had ‘fallen’ and ‘rolled’ with the knife.
Gaskell sobbed in court when he was sentenced after pleading guilty to manslaughter.
But to the horror of Ms. Huteson’s family, Laura’s killer was released for less than half of his six-year sentence.
Laura’s cousin Holly said: ‘The wounds have really reopened since Gaskell’s release.
“We feel like the system has completely disappointed Laura and we want to know how Gaskell got such a short sentence considering all of his previous violent convictions.
‘We just can’t believe that he is now a free man.
“Laura was like a lost soul and we begged the mental services to help her, but we got nowhere.
“But she was such a loving and charming person despite her difficulties and people always had different opinions of Laura, but her family knew who she really was.
‘She was like a mother hen to my daughter and the bond they had meant they were like sisters.
Laura is gone, but I keep waiting for her to come through the door. If I could see Laura again, she would thank her for being in our lives and being such a brilliant mother to her son and her friend.
“ She was kind, caring, funny, feisty and you always knew when she walked into a room as she lit her up and she was the life and soul of the party and she had a heart of gold. ”
A 2018 court heard that Gaskell had a series of prior convictions, including imprisonment for 18 months in October 2016 for seizure and aggravated theft of vehicles.
He also has convictions for robbery, assault, and threatening behavior.
In sentencing, Judge Jeremy Richardson QC told Gaskell: ‘In simple terms, you illegally killed the woman you were having sex with by stabbing her in the neck during a strange and violent sadomasochistic sexual activity.
‘You deliberately put the knife to her throat during sex. As he performed the sexual act, that knife went through her neck, severing a vital artery and vein.
“I didn’t intend for that to happen, but the danger of stabbing the victim was obvious.”
Paying tribute at the time, Miss Huteson’s partner of five years, Benjamin Guy, added: ‘I loved her more than anything, I will never be the same again.
‘She was the best person I ever knew. She was my everything. ‘
The Justice Ministry declined to comment on Gaskell’s release.
Laura Huteson Quicks and Facts
- Jason Gaskell had killed Laura Huteson, 21, when having ‘bizarre and violent’ sex
- Gaskell had snorted cocaine, held a knife to her neck and pierced her artery
- But he was released halfway through his jail term to the dismay of victim’s family
- Huteson’s relatives slammed his early release and said the courts failed them