Man sentenced to 13 years for death of Daniel Baker

Leon Lockhart has been sentenced to 13 years imprisonment after being found guilty of the manslaughter of Daniel Baker.

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Man found guilty of stabbing father from Derby

Leon Lockhart and Michaela Griffiths Credit: ITV News Central

A man has been found guilty of the manslaughter of a father from Derby - found collapsed on a street in South Normanton in July last year.

Daniel Baker Credit: ITV News Central

Leon Lockhart was found guilty of stabbing Daniel Baker after an eight day trial. Michaela Griffiths pleaded guilty to perverting the course of justice last November.

The jury were shown CCTV of the three on buses around the area following a chance meeting just hours before his death.

Mr Baker's family described him as a loveable rogue who left behind countless true friends. The pair will be sentenced tomorrow.


Two people charged in connection with South Normanton murder

Two people have been charged in connection with the murder of Daniel Baker in South Normanton.

Leon Lockhart, 31, and Michaela Griffiths, 24, from South Normanton, have been charged with murdering the 32-year-old.

They will appear before North East Derbyshire and Dales Magistrates Court on July 23.

Mr Baker, from Derby, was found collapsed at 11.35pm in Mansfield Road by passers-by.

He was taken to King's Mill Hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival.

A post mortem examination revealed he died from a stab wound.

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