Skip to comments.Bestwood meat cleaver killing was 'justified', says coroner
Posted on 03/28/2012 11:01:20 PM PDT by smokingfrog
A FATHER who killed a burglar by attacking him with a meat cleaver was "justified", a Notts coroner has ruled.
Steven Shaw and his brother Craig broke into a house in Morrell Bank on the Bestwood Estate on March 31 last year.
In a "harrowing and brutal" attack, which lasted between 10 and 15 minutes, they assaulted taxi driver Xiaopeng Wang and his wife, and also left the couple's baby injured.
The violence only stopped when Mr Wang found a meat clever and hit Mr Shaw with it, causing a "sharp force trauma" to his head.
At Mr Shaw's inquest yesterday, Notts Coroner Mairin Casey recorded a verdict of lawful killing and said: "The defensive action taken by Mr Wang was proportionate and justified.
(Excerpt) Read more at thisisnottingham.co.uk ...
"Yep, that'll work"
This calls for some theme music.
They ought to have a new show comprised of thugs called: Leave it to Cleaver.
“Mr Wang found a meat clever and hit Mr Shaw with it, causing a “sharp force trauma” to his head.”
Ooh, I bet Shaw had a splitting headache after that!
you owe me a keyboard and a screen clean up
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