for 24-year-old who stabbed Burnham-On-Sea man to death
24 year-old man has today been sentenced to at least 13 years
behind bars after being found guilty of the murder of Burnham-On-Sea
man George Lawson.
Lapthorne pleaded guilty to the Christmas Eve murder during a
court hearing this afternoon.
judgement was made at Exeter Crown Court by Judge Graham Cottle,
who said he would be jailed for a minimum term of 13 years.
police officer found the body of George Lawson lying on a bed
in a flat in Abingdon Street above the Second Stage tattoo shop
after 9am on Christmas Eve.
reported earlier this year that a post-mortem had found that Mr
Lawson, pictured, had suffered 13 stab wounds.
summing up, Judge Graham Cottle told the court that Lapthorne
displayed no remorse for the act.
charged with murder is remanded in custody until January 11th
for murdered George Lawson
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