McDonald's killers jailed for nine years

The father and son convicted of killing Richard Moore in a Norwich fast-food restaurant have been jailed for nine years.Gerard and Jonathan Stonehouse were found guilty of manslaughter at Norwich Crown Court last month and appeared today for sentencing.

The father and son convicted of killing Richard Moore in a Norwich fast-food restaurant have been jailed for nine years.

Gerard and Jonathan Stonehouse were found guilty of manslaughter at Norwich Crown Court last month and appeared today for sentencing. A jury found the pair beat the 21-year-old to death in the city's Hay Hill branch of McDonald's while his pregnant girlfriend looked on helpless.

Mr Moore suffered more than 20 injuries in the fight but died from just one blow which tore an artery in his neck. Speaking after the case his 18-year-old girlfriend Jemma Todd, who has since given birth to their son Cameron, said she was pleased with the sentence.

She added: “Nothing can bring Richard back but at least now I feel justice has been done and I can move on.”


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The 49-year-old and 19-year-old killers from Woodcock Road, Norwich, had claimed they acted in self defence after an argument broke out in March this year.

Speaking to the Storehouses' as he passed sentence in Norwich Crown Court, Judge Peter Jacobs, said: “This was not an act of self-defence on your part, but one of outright aggression, and I have seen no real remorse for your actions.”

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