A woman has been sentenced to 22 years and six months in jail for killing her 92-year-old grandmother over her savings worth £7,000.

Sheila Jones, 36, beat her grandmother, Daisy Myring, to death after stealing her £7,000 savings.

Myring was found with severe head injuries, extreme bruising to her face and upper body including two black eyes, damaged collar bone and smashed shoulder joint, Wolverhampton Crown Court heard.

A carer found Myring in her bedroom at her home at Brownhills in West Midlands on May 31. She was rushed to the hospital, but died later.

Prosecutor Gareth Walters told the court that Jones used to look after Myring and also "looked after her finances." Walters said Jones withdrew £6,800 from her grandmother's account in 14 separate transactions during a span of eight months last year.

She continued to withdraw money in 2011, which summed up to £7,000, the court was told. The court also heard that Jones had gone to see her on the night of May 30 or the early next morning at her house, with a torch and a pillow.

Myring had expressed concern about Jones and her building society accounts to her carers and close relatives.

Walter told the court that Myring was "distraught" over the missing money and sobbed to a carer about it. He said Jones tried to stifle Myring so that the incident did not come into the light.

In addition, Walter said she was "hoping to put it down to Myring's poor heart." However, Myring who was on painkillers and sleeping pills, was severely beaten by a plastic tool, the court heard.

Pronouncing the sentence to Jones, Judge Philip Parker QC said, "You went there to kill her. It was motivated by a desire to silence her and an attempt to stop any investigation into the fact that you were stealing from her. Your crime was cold-blooded and premeditated. The attack was a brutal attack on a defenceless and vulnerable lady."