The daughter of a  ‘Good Samaritan’  who was brutally murdered  by a man she treated as family told how her  death left a “deep and dark hole” in the lives of all  who  knew her.

Jessica Knight  was speaking about  her 62-year-old mother Janis  Dundas  who was  butchered as she lay  in bed  by her porn-obsessed step  grandson.

Jack Huxley  slashed and stabbed Ms Dundas 28 times  with her own  kitchen  knives as she lay  asleep and  defenceless.

Janis Dundas was murdered by Jack Alan Huxley
Janis Dundas was murdered by Jack Alan Huxley
 

Both before and after  the murder,  he used her  computer to search the internet  for hardcore pornography  involving young men and mature   ladies.

Huxley, now 21, was jailed for life and must serve a minimum of  21 years and eight months before  he can  be considered for parole  after pleading guilty to murder.

Jack Huxley pleaded guilty to murdering 62-year-old Janis Dundas in Ellesmere Port
Jack Huxley pleaded guilty to murdering 62-year-old Janis Dundas in Ellesmere Port
 

The drug-addled loner, who had   never been able to form  relationships  with girls his own  age, turned up at  Ms Dundas’ flat,  on Atherton Road,  Ellesmere Port  after being “outcast”  by his family  because of his behaviour.

Ms Dundas, a 62-year-old retired   mental health nurse, took  him in  “out of the goodness  of her heart”.

Judge Clement  Goldstone, QC, sentencing  at Liverpool Crown Court   said: “You were to repay her  kindness and common  decency in a  way  which was  as inhuman as it was   gratuitously violent.”

After cutting her throat  and leaving  her with  three knives in her back  Huxley,  high on a cocktail of cannabis,  mephedrone and vodka, stole  her  Peugeot, along with her credit   card and some money.

He crashed  the car nearby before  being  arrested.

Judge Goldstone said  Huxley,  whose dad was married to  a daughter  of Janis Dundas, sexually  assaulted  her and then murdered  her with  “massive  ferocity” after either being   “frustrated at  unsatisfactory sex” or   because he was  “disgusted” by what  he  done. 

He said: “Even by  today’s standards  (the  killing) plumbed the  depths of  depravity and  brutality.”

Huxley’s barrister said  he had developmental  disorders and was “not  wired as  other people are”.

He held his head in his hands   throughout the hour-long hearing   and when he was told to stand  folded  his arms across his chest  and stared  at the floor.

Speaking outside court Ms  Dundas’  other daughter, Jessica  Knight, said:  “Janis. Our mummy,  a grandmother,  sister and  daughter. A clever and  insightful  woman murdered so brutally by a  man whom she invited into  her  home.

“Her murder has left a deep and   dark hole in our lives. The  sentence  imposed in some way  reflects the  gravity of this crime  and gives us  some consolation.

“We would like to thank the  many people who have worked so  tirelessly  to achieve justice for mummy. We are extremely  grateful to all concerned.

“Our wonderful life has been   shattered and all we can now do is  try  not to let the incomprehensible  actions of one man become our  focus.   Instead, we will try to  rejoice in the  memories we have of  a truly wonderful woman.”

Prosecutor Stuart  Lawson-Rogers  QC added: “This  was a case of a Good  Samaritan  who was brutally  murdered for  her trouble.”

“Jack Huxley turned up on Janis  Dundas’s doorstep with nowhere to  stay and she took him in. She spent  most of the day before her death  trying to find a put-me-up bed for him  to sleep.”