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Gateshead head-severing: Karl Bestford jailed for murder
2013-01-29
A man who tried to cut his landlord's head off in a row over rent arrears has been jailed for life for his murder.

Ex-abattoir worker Karl Bestford stabbed and mutilated Simon Meech, 46, after inviting him round to his flat in Gateshead, on 28 July last year.

The 35-year-old had denied murder but was found guilty by a jury, at Newcastle Crown Court.

He was ordered to serve a minimum of 22 years, after "partially severing" his victim's head at the flat in Bensham.

Bestford had told the court Mr Meech pulled a knife on him during the meeting at the Rayleigh Grove flat.

Northumbria Police welcomed the sentence and said a "dangerous and violent" man was "off the streets".
More at the link. This guy worked in an abattoir (slaughter house) so he was trained in this sort of thing. Not a nice man. A pic at link. He looks mean and evil.
Posted by:Alaska Paul

#2  Curly isn't sane. None of the Three Stooges is sane, Snowy Thing.
Posted by: trailing wife   2013-01-29 21:33  

#1  Actually, I think he looks like Curly from the Three Stooges.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain   2013-01-29 13:36  

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