He said her brutal attack on Mrs Davison was 'savage and sustained' which left her with multiple bruises and fractures.
The judge said: 'In her account of what happened to the police, and indeed to the jury, she even threw in a few extra salacious details in an attempt to give spurious authenticity to her untrue story.' As she was led away to start serving her life sentence, James told members of her family in the public gallery she would hold her 'head high'.
Harriet Davison, 88, was beaten and suffocated by Beverley James - who worked as a carer by day and a sex chat worker by night - in her sheltered accommodation flat in Sunderland in July last year.
James, 39, then hatched an elaborate plot, claiming a tattooed intruder had attacked them both and ordered her to carry out a series of bizarre acts, in a bid to hide what she had actually done.
The judge said: 'Even after 20 years has past she will only then be released if the parole board considers she no longer presents a continuing risk to the public.' Mrs Davison was described in court as being a reclusive woman who was in poor health and 'vulnerable to exploitation'.
Another girl aged just 13 and who lived in Scotland was asked what sexual experiences she had with her boyfriend.
Christie, a Year 3 teacher at the 538 pupil Baines Endowed Primary School near Blackpool, Lancashire, was arrested after the 13-year-old’s mother found sexually explicit messages on her daughter’s mobile phone.
'The only reason for such an invention must be to cover up the fact she had been systematically stealing from Mrs Davison over some considerable period.
'It is the inevitable inference from that that the defendant's daily visits to Mrs Davison were not prompted by benevolence towards the old lady but provided an opportunity to exploit her and steal her money.