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Becky Watts killer ‘treated like VIP by prison guards’ and ‘lived the life’

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    Twisted killer Shauna Hoare was "treated like a VIP" by prison guards, her ex-cellmate claimed.

    Hoare, who was released from HMP Bronzefield after eight years behind bars for her role in the death of teen Becky Watts, allegedly "lived the life" when in the prison, sipping on almond milks and bagging sweet treats.

    The 29-year-old, who was found guilty of manslaughter and sentenced to 17 years in prison, had "walked round like she owned the place" according to an unnamed lag.

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    Beauty treatments and free massages were in abundance for the "little pet" prisoner, whose boyfriend Nathan Matthews was sentenced to life in prison with a minimum of 33 years behind bars for Watts' murder.

    The unnamed ex-cellmate, speaking to The Sun, said: "She walked round like she owned the place. She's a nasty piece of work. Her door was always unlocked.

    "The guards always treated her better than everyone. Unlike the other girls, the jobs meant she could walk around the whole prison. No one else had that – she was treated better."

    Because of the alleged preferential treatment, Hoare found herself with a "cushy" salon job and was the "little pet of the prisoners who ran it."

    "Deluded" Hoare was "swanning around like she was on a girl's spa weekend according to the ex-cellmate as she received free haircuts and massages.

    Beyond the easy life behind bars, the unnamed inmate claims Hoare showed no remorse for the death of Watts and was "utterly deluded" about her involvement in the murder.

    The former cellmate added: "She said 'I had nothing to do with that little girl’s death, why should I be sorry?' She took no responsibility and is still denying it. She's not remorseful, not one bit."

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    Becky, whose disappearance sparked a Twitter search campaign, was found dead and dismembered at a property in Barton Court on March 2, 2015.

    Hoare, who had initially been charged with perverting the course of justice, was charged with murder and conspiracy to kidnap, preventing the lawful burial of a body and possession of an illegal weapon.

    Justice Dingemans sentenced Hoare, who was found guilty of manslaughter, to 17 years in prison. She continues to plead her innocence.

    Becky's step-brother Matthews was convicted of her murder.

    A spokesperson for the Ministry of Justice said: "We know this will be an incredibly difficult time for Becky Watts' loved ones and our heartfelt thoughts remain with them.

    "Offenders like Shauna Hoare face some of the strictest licence conditions and can be put back behind bars if they break the rules at any point. We’ve also since changed the law so the most heinous offenders face longer than ever in prison."

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