Ex-boxer murder: man guilty

A man has been found guilty of the murder of a former champion boxer who was found dismembered in freezers at his home.

Thomas Dunkley had denied murdering ex-WBA light-middleweight boxer Shaun Cummins but admitted preventing his burial.

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Life sentence for man who murdered ex-boxer

Thomas Henry Dunkley, 29, must serve at least 34 years in jail. Credit: Leicestershire Police

A man who murdered ex-boxer Shaun Cummins has been told he must serve at least 34 years in jail.

Superintendent Matt Hewson, the Senior Investigating Officer, said:

This has to be one of the most harrowing murder cases I have dealt with. No murder scene is a pleasant experience but to attend a property and be faced with this particular situation was horrific and disturbing for many involved in the investigation."

“Dunkley is a deceitful, calculated and greedy man. After murdering a man who was not able to fully defend himself, he then slept at his home with his body nearby and returned over a number of days deciding how to dispose of it and cover his tracks._

He then insultingly used Shaun's own money, he was awarded following his terrible accident, to casually buy the equipment to dismember him." _

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