A man has been found guilty of murder following a trial at Ipswich Crown Court. Andrew Turner, 50 from Pembroke Close, Mildenhall appeared before the court charged with the murder of Paul Bone on 20 December 2013.
Police were called to a property in Pembroke Close at around 12:50am on Friday 20 December where Paul Bone, aged 40 years from Trinity Avenue, Mildenhall had received a stab wound.
Paramedics tended to Mr Bone but he died at the scene. A post mortem confirmed he died as a result of a single stab wound.
Andrew Turner was arrested the same day and subsequently charged with murder which he pleaded not guilty to at a later plea and case management hearing.
During the trial the jury heard that Paul Bone and the defendant, Andrew Turner had been friends and they had met up at Turner’s address to have a few drinks before Christmas.
As the night progressed an altercation ensued which resulted in Paul Bone receiving a single stab wound to his chest which entered his heart – the stab wound was described by the Pathologist in his post mortem report as being of severe force as the knife had nicked one of Mr Bone’s rib bones as well.
Mr Bone was found collapsed in the doorway of the house by a neighbour who called the police. At the end of the trial the jury found Andrew Turner guilty of murder.
He is due to be sentenced Thursday 25 June.
– Detective Inspector Kevin Hayward, Suffolk Police
"This was a tragic incident where a night of celebration just before Christmas led to an argument between two friends that resulted in one losing their life. Hopefully the result at court and the eventual sentencing of Turner will give some form of closure for Paul Bone’s family.
"We would like to thank all those people who assisted us with this investigation, particularly those living locally in Mildenhall who came forward with information.”