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Man convicted of the murder of his father in Cheshire

Daniel Renshaw Photo: Cheshire Police

A man from Cheshire has been convicted of the murder of his father.

Liverpool Crown Court heard the victim, Graham Renshaw, had been stabbed 19 times.

Daniel Renshaw was found guilty following a seven day trial at Liverpool Crown Court.

Before the murder, 27 year old Renshaw had been visiting his parents and older brother at their home in Ellesmere Port on 13 June.

He had been drinking alcohol during the day and his brother noticed that he was acting in a strange way.

Renshaw’s brother had gone to bed at around 9pm and his mum shortly after, leaving Renshaw and his dad, 52, downstairs.

Just after midnight on 14 June, his brother was woken up by the sound of his dad screaming.

He raced downstairs and went into the conservatory where he saw his dad, who had repeatedly been stabbed in the chest and head, sitting on the sofa.

Renshaw was stood over him with a kitchen knife in his right hand and his brother noticed a second knife on the sofa. He shouted his mum, who called emergency services, as he desperately tried to help his dad, who was bleeding heavily.

Police and paramedics arrived quickly at the house and Graham was taken to the Countess of Chester Hospital.

Despite the best efforts of all those involved Graham’s injuries were too severe and he died at 1.20am.

Graham Renshaw Credit: Cheshire Police

We will never know why Renshaw brutally attacked his dad that night. His actions were vicious and shocking and have ripped a loving family apart.

They have shown great courage and dignity throughout the investigation and the trial – they have had to re-live what happened that day and it has been a traumatic experience for them.

This has been a challenging investigation and, whilst we are pleased with the successful conclusion of this case, it’s clear that there are no real winners.

The Renshaw family have not only lost a loving husband and father, but their son and brother is now facing a lengthy prison sentence.

I just hope that at some point they are able to start rebuilding their lives after going through so much pain and grief.

– Detective Sergeant Steve Currie