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A GOD-hating psychopath was yesterday told he will die in jail after he was convicted of murdering a vicar and a retired teacher.
Sadistic drifter Stephen Farrow, 48, battered grandmother Betty Yates, 77, with her walking stick before fatally stabbing her four times at her riverside cottage.
Six weeks later 6ft 4in Farrow knifed the Rev John Suddards, 59, to death in his vicarage before covering his body in porn DVDs, party poppers and condoms.
He had planned to crucify the vicar - but left behind his bag with the hammer and nails.
Farrow, who claimed a priest abused him as a child, had previously visited Canterbury aiming to murder Archbishop Rowan Williams but was deterred by the high level of security.
Last Christmas he broke into a cottage near the vicarage while the owners were away and stuck a note to a table with knives.
It said: "Be thankful you did not come back or we would have killed you Christian scum. I f***ing hate God."
Farrow, 48, showed no emotion yesterday as he was convicted of both murders by a jury at Bristol crown court. Judge Mr Justice Field sentenced him to life and said he will never be set free.
"I am satisfied that in your case a whole life sentence is appropriate in each of these dreadful, horrific killings," he told him. …