Jail Sentence For Killing Friend

Richard Elmes, who was convicted of the manslaughter of his friend Adrian Cooksey, has been sentenced.

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Full report: Man jailed for killing friend

A man who killed his childhood friend after a heavy drinking session has been jailed for more than five years. Richard Elmes denied killing Adrian Cooksey in Melksham in 2009. The builder was found dying in the street after being struck by a single punch.

He admitted lying in a previous case when an innocent man was in the dock charged with the killing. But a jury decided he was the man responsible for Mr Cooksey's death.

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