Killer's disturbing taunt before sex game death

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A man made a disturbing taunt to his girlfriend moments before she died during an alcohol-fuelled sex game, a court has heard. 

Warren Martin Coulton, 52, has been sentenced to six years in prison over the manslaughter of Claire Wright. 

She died while staying at the luxury Heron's Lake Retreat, near Caerwys in Wales, in July 2018. 

Claire Wright poses for a photo while sitting on the grass.
Claire Wright died during a sex game at a luxury lodge. Source: North Wales Police

The Mirror reports Coulton had restrained the mum and put a sock in her mouth before he fell asleep after consuming drugs and alcohol. 

The mother of two was left to suffocate. 

Man's video during sex game

During Coulton's trial, it was revealed the man filmed a video of himself taunting his girlfriend before her untimely death.

"You can't breathe and you can't move – just how I like it," he said in the video. 

In another clip that featured the mum, she was heard saying she was scared to put a hood over her head and didn't want to.

"Chillingly, in the light of what was to happen (later that night) the defendant (Coulton) can be heard to say 'You can't breathe and you can't move – just how I like it'," Prosecutor Caroline Rees QC said in court, according to The Mirror. 

Daughter's heartbreaking statement

North Wales Police Detective Constable Lee Harshey-Jones expressed condolences to Ms Wright's family in a statement following the sentencing.

"This was a tragic and needless death of a woman described by her friends and family as being a loving and caring mother," the Detective Constable said. 

A police mugshot of Warren Coulton.
Warren Coulton has been jailed for six years. Source: North Wales Police

"Coulton had a responsibility to look after Claire's welfare and he failed to do so with tragic consequences.

"It was Coulton's failure and lack of care towards Claire which ultimately led to her untimely death.

"Today the court has recognised this failure, and he has been sentenced having been found guilty of manslaughter with gross negligence."

Ms Wright's 15-year-old daughter McKenzie told the court how important her mother was to her. 

"Nothing in life makes me truly happy anymore," she said, according to the Daily Post.

"My childhood has been ruined forever. My life is so empty without my mum.

"Most people see their mum growing old. I wanted to see her likeness in my children but I never got to do that."

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