28-year-old Christopher Hunnisett from Hastings has been jailed for life with a minimum term of 18 years at Woolwich Crown Court after being found guilty of murdering supermarket worker Peter Bick. Peter's sister condemned his killer as a "horrid, evil animal" outside court after the verdict.
A man from East Sussex has been found guilty of murdering a supermarket worker he believed to be a paedophile.
Christopher Hunnisett, 28, leapt over the dock in an attempt to escape and shouted "Every word I said was true" as the foreman gave his verdict.
He had to be restrained by eight people and could be heard sobbing as they tried to calm him down in the dock.
Hunnisett killed 57-year-old Peter Bick with five severe blows to the head with a hammer before strangling him with a shoelace.
Mr Justice Saunders adjourned the case for sentencing at Woolwich Crown Court, London, on May 22
Malcolm Shaw has been looking at the background to this extraordinary case.