Two jailed for Northampton churchyard murder

Two men have been sentenced for the murder of a 26-year-old man in a Northampton churchyard.

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Pair jailed for murdering man for £20 and phone

Two people who murdered a man in a Northampton churchyard have been jailed for more than 40 years between them.

The pair targetted Jamie McMahon as he made his way home from a night out with friends last October.

The court heard how Mr McMahon was targetted for no other reason than to steal from him. His killers- 20 year old Mark Lewis and 33 year old Michael Francis- got away with just £20 and a mobile phone.

Pair jailed for over 40 years for churchyard murder

Two men have been jailed for the murder of man in a Northampton churchyard last year.

Mark Lewis and Michael Francis were sentenced to over 40 years between them for killing Jamie McMahon.

Mr McMahon was attacked by the pair in the St Giles churchyard after a night out with friends last October.

We are pleased with the significant jail terms handed down to Lewis and Francis. They are both extremely dangerous individuals who targeted a young man who was on his way home from an evening out with friends, for no other reason than to steal from him. Hopefully these lengthy prison sentences will provide some closure to Jamie’s family, who have been left heartbroken by this senseless murder.”

– Detective Inspector Louise Hemingway

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Killers to be sentenced for Northampton churchyard murder

Jamie McMahon was murdered in a Northampton churchyard.

Two men are due to be sentenced today for the murder of a 26-year-old man in a Northampton churchyard.

Jamie McMahon was attacked at St Giles' Church in the town after a night out with friends in October last year.

Michael Francis, 33, was found guilty of murder and robbery following a trial at Northampton Crown Court.

Nineteen-year-old Mark Lewis pleaded guilty to the same offences.

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