Love rival killed over takeaway meal

Posted by Sarah Bushell | October 26, 2016

A man crushed his irritated spouse's mate over the head with a wheel support when he discovered them eating a Chinese takeaway together, a court was told.

Stephen Cotterill got back home at an opportune time 13 March to discover Matthew Charnock eating with his better half at the home in Widnes despite everything they shared, police said.



He assaulted Mr Charnock as he attempted to flee. He kicked the bucket three days after the fact.

At Liverpool Crown Court, the 39-year-old, indicted homicide at a before hearing, was given seven years.

Cheshire Police said Mr Charnock was hit on the head and the arm as he attempted to escape on a way along the edge of the house in Brinton Close, Widnes.

Mr Charnock was taken to healing facility however later released. Police said his condition crumbled in the next days and he 'unfortunately passed away in the early hours of 16 March'.

Det Insp Simon Blackwell, of Cheshire Police, said: 'Matthew thought he was alright in the wake of being struck and he received beginning medicinal treatment.

'Unfortunately, the blow he endured to his head was a great deal more genuine than foreseen.'

Cotterill gave himself into police in no time before Mr Charnock's demise.

He had denied murder yet was sentenced at Chester Crown Court on 3 October.

Sentencing him, Judge Alan Conrad said Cotterill made the blows in outrage and had taken away 'an existence of guarantee'.

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