Chilling footage has been released showing an English man carrying a suitcase containing the dead body of a convicted pedophile he helped murder.
The body inside the suitcase was that of convicted sex offender, Geoffrey Reed, who was bashed to death by three men in Dorset, south west England last June, the Daily Mail reports.
Stuart Wareham, 26, Benjamin Walter, 22, and Lee Wareham, 33 were convicted of Reed’s murder and were today all sentenced to between 18 and 20 years jail, with no parole.
The trio killed Reed, 57, after learning he was a sex attacker who had raped a vulnerable adult and child.
Reed had spent almost a decade in prison for his sex crimes from 2002 to 2011.
But judge Griffith Williams said that Reed was not murdered because of his past.
“Stuart Wareham killed him not because he considered him a pedophile, but because he saw an opportunity to take his flat,” Justice Williams said.
Stuart Wareham, along with his half-brother Lee Wareham and Walter, brutally bashed Reed to death at his unit by stomping on his head, neck and chest.
They then put his body in a suitcase and Stuart Wareham was filmed on security cameras carrying the body out of the apartment.
Police found the suitcase buried in a shallow grave on land near Poole less than a week later.
The Winchester Crown Court heard that Reed was a vulnerable and frail man at the time he was murdered and weighed just 50kg.
“All human life has value and Geoffrey Reed is entitled to the same justice as victims whose reputations are exemplary,” Justice Williams said.
Source: Daily Mail
Author: Emily O’Keefe, Approving editor: Mark Worley