Three men sentenced for murdering Italian waiter

Three Lithuanian men have been found guilty of murdering Italian waiter Joele Leotta. A fourth man was found not guilty.

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Killers given life sentences

Three men who murdered an Italian waiter in Maidstone last year have been sentenced to life imprisonment.

Alexandras Zuravliovas, Salulius Tamoliunas and Linas Zidonas were yesterday found guilty of murder and grievous bodily harm after they drunkenly attacked 20-year old Joelle Leotta at a flat on Lower Stone Street.

Zuravliovas will serve a minimum term of 21 years; the others will be in prison for at least 20 years. The judge said the attack "outrages and horrifies the collective conscience of our community"

Men due to be sentenced for murder of Italian man

Three men are due to be sentenced today for the murder of Italian waiter Joele Leotta in Maidstone last year.

Alexandras Zuravliovas, Salulius Tamoliunas and Linas Zidonas were found guilty of murder and grievous bodily harm.

26-year-old Alexandras Zuravliovas Credit: Kent Police

The men broke into the 20 year-old's bedsit in October 2013 in a drunken rage.

They beat him more than 100 times with makeshift weapons

24-year-old Saulius Tamoliunas Credit: Kent Police

Detective Inspector Ivan Beasley from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate said, "Joele’s death was an absolutely tragic waste of life. An innocent young man who came to England with his friend for an adventure, to work and to learn the language, was beaten to death."

21-year-old Linas Zidonas Credit: Kent Police

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