Man found guilty of churchyard murder

A man has been found guilty of murdering Jamie McMahon in a churchyard in Northampton. Michael Francis, who's 33, had admitted being in the graveyard on the night but denied being part of the attack

Attacked and killed for £20 and an IPhone

A man was today found guilty of murdering Jamie McMahon in Northampton last year. He'd been on the way home from a night out with friends but was attacked and killed for £20 and an IPhone.

The jury convicted 33 year old Michael Francis of murder and robbery. His friend, 19 year old Mark Lewis, had already pleaded guilty to both charges. Olivia Paterson was in court.

Man found guilty of Jamie McMahon's murder

Jamie McMahon

A man has been found guilty of murdering Jamie McMahon in a churchyard in Northampton.

The 26-year-old was left for dead at St Giles' Church in October last year. 19-year-old Mark Lewis had already admitted robbery and murder but the jury had to decide if Michael Francis, who's 33, was also guilty.

He had admitted being in the graveyard on the night but denied being part of the attack. The jury, who retired yesterday afternoon, today found him guilty of murdering Jamie.

In court, the public gallery was packed with Jamie's family and friends. Many held hands and sobbed as the verdict was read out.The judge, Mr Justice Mayo, said Lewis and Francis will both receive life sentences. He will set the minimum term on the 1st of August.

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