Art painted by convicted murderer to be removed by town council

PUBLISHED: 17:48 30 May 2018 | UPDATED: 17:57 30 May 2018

The image Owen Pellow painted. Picture: Burnham Spray Jam

The image Owen Pellow painted. Picture: Burnham Spray Jam

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A piece of art painted by a convicted murderer will be removed from a wall tomorrow (Thursday).

Owen Pellow. Picture: Avon and Somerset Constabulary.Owen Pellow. Picture: Avon and Somerset Constabulary.

Owen Pellow, aged 43, of Burnham-on-Sea, was found guilty of murdering Lisa-Marie Thornton yesterday (Tuesday) following a trial at Bristol Crown Court.

He stabbed Ms Thornton 39 times in the chest, neck and back at her Berrow Road home in November last year and will spend a minimum of 17 years behind bars.

WATCH: Dazed murderer’s arrest video released after life sentence verdict.

Pellow was an artist in Burnham under the alias Kallus Spore and contributed to a piece of artwork on the side of Burnham Methodist Church, in College Street, at a Spray Jam event in 2016.

Lisa Marie Thornton died aged 36.Lisa Marie Thornton died aged 36.

He painted a robot on a background of stars on the side of the church.

But Burnham and Highbridge Town Council has confirmed they will remove the image after a request by Ms Thornton’s three daughters.

A spokesman for the town council said: “We understand the concerns raised and have responded immediately.

“The robot will be painted out tomorrow.

“We are looking at either painting over it or repainting with new art, we have not decided yet.”

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