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LEE BARNES

 


Name:

Lee Barnes

AKA:

 

D.O.B.

1973
Kill Total: 1

Kill date:

17 April 2011

Kill Place:

Ripley

Status:

 

Occupation:

 
Victim: Chris Clowes

DOB

1971

 


Court:

Nottingham Crown
Case No:  

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Sunday 17th 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.

Barnes came back and stabbed him once more in the chest, this time with such force that the blade broke off.

 

Monday 5th 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."

 

Friday 9th December 2011, Barnes was found guilty by a jury at Nottingham Crown court, they took just two hours to find him guilty of murder.

The judge sentenced him to life, with a minimum term of 22 years.

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