Fri, 10 May 2013
Shylon Wishart and James Cartwright have been jailed for life for the murder of Shane Watson on 28 July last year.
The pair punched, kicked and stamped on Mr Watson and took photographs of him beaten in an alleyway off Springfield Grove in Sedgley.
After the killing the pair went to a house party where they boasted about beating Mr Watson and showed others the photographs. Witnesses went to the police to report what they had seen at the party and 10 hours later Wishart and Cartwright were arrested at their homes.
At Wolverhampton Crown Court, Judge Warner said the attack on Mr Watson was “ferocious” and he suffered “gratuitous humiliation and considerable suffering” during the attack. Wishart must serve a minimum of 16 years and Cartwright a minimum of 13.
Christopher Hotten QC, for Cartwright, explained that the night of the attack was Cartwright’s first night out drinking and visiting a nightclub.
Michael Duck QC, for Wishart, said: “It was a spontaneous attack, with intent to cause really serious harm rather than to kill.”
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