Cameron Dancey-Stevenson: Man who murdered grandmother jailed for life

Moment man wails ‘I haven’t done anything’ as he arrested by armed police for stabbing his grandmother to death in a frenzied attack – as his family say they will never forgive him

  • Cameron Dancey-Stevenson, 27, stabbed his grandmother Alison, 62, to death
  • He was today jailed for life over the murder in Helston, Cornwall, in May 2021

A man has today been jailed for life for stabbing his own grandmother to death in a frenzied attack in Cornwall.

Cameron Dancey-Stevenson, 27, of no fixed abode, was sentenced at Exeter Crown Court for the murder of 62-year-old Alison Stevenson at her home in Helston.

Dancey-Stevenson, who denied the offence but was found guilty by a jury following a trial, must serve a minimum of 18 years in prison, minus time already spent on remand.

The court heard police were called to an address in Meneage Road on Tuesday 25 May, 2021, after Mrs Stevenson was discovered lying fatally wounded.

Both the police and ambulance service attended the scene, but Mrs Stevenson was pronounced dead after suffering repeated knife injuries to her neck.

Cameron Dancey-Stevenson, 27, stabbed his grandmother Alison Stevenson, 62, to death in a frenzied attack at her home in Helston, Cornwall

Bodycam footage shows how Dancey-Stevenson clung to the ground as he was arrested by police following the murder of his grandmother. He was today jailed for life with a minimum term of 18 years

Following searches of the Helston area, Dancey-Stevenson was arrested and interviewed. He denied murdering his grandmother, creating a story of how he had been present at the house when a stranger broke into the property and killed her.

Following extensive forensic enquiries, Dancey-Stevenson was charged with murder on Thursday 11 November 2021 and was remanded in custody.

The court was told that, prior to the attack, there had been a documented history of violence resulting in a protection of harassment order being put in place preventing Dancey-Stevenson from contacting his grandmother. At the time of the murder, he had been convicted of breaching the order and was awaiting sentence.

Dancey-Stevenson had originally been deemed unfit to stand trial, but was later considered to be fit and the three-week trial opened on Monday 14 August 2023.

The jury found Dancey-Stevenson guilty of murder on Tuesday 29 August after a short deliberation.

Paying tribute to Mrs Stevenson, her family said: ‘Alison was a kind, caring and generous lady. She would do anything for anyone and she always had time for people.

‘Her passing has left a gaping hole, not only in our hearts, but in the lives of so many people, whom over the years she touched.

‘She will be sorely missed and always remembered by all those who loved her.’

Detective Chief Inspector Lee Nattrass said: ‘The family and friends of Alison have had to endure the most tragic loss imaginable and in the saddest of circumstances.

‘It has been a lengthy process to get to this stage and I would like to thank them for their dignified assistance in the investigation and their composure despite the delays.

‘My thoughts, and those of the entire investigation team, are with them at this time.’

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