jailed for eight years after admitting to Burnham-On-Sea killing
man who killed another man following a disturbance at a house in
Burnham-On-Sea last summer has been jailed this week for eight years
and nine months.
Pearce, right, died at a property in Burnham's Churchill
Close after an altercation involving Dominic Lacey, pictured
year-old Lacey, of no fixed address, admitted the manslaughter of
Pearce, who Burnham-On-Sea.com
reported here was found dead on July 10th.
examination found the 40-year-old died from a knife wound to the
admitted manslaughter during a previous hearing at Exeter Crown
Court prior to being sentenced at the same court on Thursday.
Chief Inspector James Riccio said: "Firstly, our thoughts remain
with Joes family and friends. It is hard to comprehend the
loss they have endured."
the day of the incident a disagreement broke out between Joe and
Dominic Lacey and during the ensuing fracas, Joe was stabbed once
in the chest and tragically died at the scene."
decision to use a knife during this incident resulted in catastrophic
consequences and he will have to suffer the consequences of his
a statement, Joes family said: "Joes untimely death
has left his whole family devastated. He was a much loved son, father,
brother, nephew and friend to so many people. No matter what the
sentence is, it will never bring Joe back."
would like to thank the police and the CPS for their thorough investigation
and also the Homicide Service and our family liaison officers for
the support they have provided us over the past seven months."