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A 28-year-old who killed another man by kicking him in the side of the head has been jailed for nine years.
Lloyd Deacon ruptured a blood vessel in Gary Bassett’s brain when he attacked him in Market Pavement, Basildon last July.
The victim was with a friend when Mr Bassett approached and started being aggressive. Deacon then kicked him in the head, knocking him unconscious and leaving irreparable damage.
Gary Bassett passed away in hospital two days later. Mr Deacon was found guilty of manslaughter at Chelmsford Crown Court.
This has been a devastating and extremely difficult time for Mr Bassett’s loved-ones.
This case serves as a stark reminder that any act of violence can have the most tragic of consequences.
Deacon could have left the argument and walked away.Instead he now faces a significant number of years behind bars and will have to live with the tragic consequences of his actions for the rest of his life.