April 2011, Barnes and hiss girlfriend met
Christopher Clowes and his girlfriend in a pub beer
garden, they got talking and a friendship developed.
Barnes invited the couple back to his house to continue
drinking. While the women were chatting in one room they
could hear the men in the other room having an argument.
This resulted in blows being thrown, Mr Clowes
left the house but was followed by Barnes who stabbed
him in the chest with a kitchen knife, Barnes then
walked off, while Clowes tried to walk away.
back and stabbed him once more in the chest, this time
with such force that the blade broke off.
December 2011, Barnes stands trial for murder at
Nottingham Crown Court, Barnes, denies murder but admits
manslaughter, telling the court he could not remember
the incident at all.
He said: "I
feel terrible. I try to remember it every minute of
every day. I have nightmares about it."
December 2011, Barnes was found guilty by a jury at
Nottingham Crown court, they took just two hours to find
him guilty of murder.
sentenced him to life, with a minimum term of 22 years.