Friday, January 6, 2017
This is why the UK doesn't need to follow the USSA's bad example
Oh, note he only got 12 years for this crime.
Vigilante killer punched man to death while he was hooked up to a DIALYSIS machine in his own home because he wrongly thought he was a paedophile
By James Dunn For Mailonline
PUBLISHED: 12:54 EST, 15 December 2016 | UPDATED: 03:18 EST, 16 December 2016
A killer punched a man to death while he was hooked up to a dialysis machine because he mistakenly thought the victim was a paedophile.
Adam Goodridge, 30, turned up at Paul Sandford's home in Maltby, South Yorkshire and made the accusation, which police said was 'unfounded', a court heard.
He threatened to Kill Mr Sandford, 38, unless he move out of the area within a week but then immediately began his attack - despite him using the dialysis machine.
Adam Goodridge, 30, was today jailed for 12 years for manslaughter. Goodridge attacked Paul Sandford because he thought he was a paedophile
Goodridge even photographed the injuries he caused then told Mr Sandford's friends to tell paramedics that he had fallen in the bath before leaving his home.
Mr Sandford was admitted to hospital with a bleed on the brain, a fractured eye socket and severe cuts and bruising to his face and hands on October 30. He died in hospital five days later.
Goodridge was found guilty on Wednesday of manslaughter and today jailed for 12 years at Sheffield Crown Court.
Detective Inspector Simon Palmer, Senior Investigating Officer at South Yorkshire Police, said: 'I am pleased with today's sentence, and that Goodridge will be incarcerated for a very long time for the brutal attack he carried out on Mr Sandford.
'On sentencing, the Judge made a comment regarding Goodridges' motive relating to his mistaken belief regarding Mr Sandford's character, however I'd like to reiterate that allegations made in relation to this were unfounded.
'Mr Sandford was a well-liked man and due to illness he was incredibly vulnerable. Goodridge took advantage of that, and robbed his friends and family of the time they had left with him.
'I hope that today's sentence can go some way towards helping them find closure and start to rebuild their lives.'