Life Sentence for man who murdered his friend

August 14, 2023

Sentencing has taken place in the case of Perry Coulson who killed his friend of 20 years, father of two, Dominic Clark-Ellingford in Nov of 2022.

Mr Coulson used a US Army fighting knife as the murder weapon before telling his mother what he had done.

Following a 7 day trial at Basildon Crown Court, the jury delivered a unanimous verdict after 9 hours of deliberation.

Mr Coulson was handed down a life sentence to serve a minimum term of 16 years on Friday 11 August, 2023.

Jamie Sawyer ( led by CPS advocate Andrew Jackson) secured the conviction. Jamie has extensive general crime experience defending and prosecuting cases of Murder and Manslaughter, Serious & Organised Crime and homicide. Read more: [Jamie Sawyer Profile]

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