Terry (Teddy) Eve was
beaten up with a pipe and an axe and then strangled. Brown
was shot three times, then axed and stabbed with both a
knife and a sword.
The other victims were shot
in the head. Freddie Sherwood was also clubbed.
The bodies were burnt in
the fireplace of Childs' house, after both Child's and
(allegedly) McKenny had tried unsuccessfully to mince the body and
dispose of it down the toilet.
this burning using an 11 stone pig to prove that it was
Childs got life
imprisonment, after confessing to the six murders whilst McKenny got life with a
recommendation of at least 25 years.
McKenny was convicted of
four murders, including those of haulage contractor George
Brett and his 10-year-old son, Terry.
He was acquitted of murdering Terry Eve because of lack of
corroboration, but Pinfold was convicted of murdering
Mr Eve on the basis that he procured McKenny and
Childs to kill him.
Monday 15th December
the Court of Appeal in
London quashed as "unsafe" the convictions of businessmen
Mr Pinfold and Mr McKenny.
The judge said the evidence
against Terry Pinfold,, and Harry McKenny, was "so
unreliable that it is worthless".
Lord Woolf, the Lord Chief
Justice, said that new evidence showed that Childs,
regarded as an unsatisfactory witness even at the trial,
was a "pathological liar".
Childs is still serving a
life sentence for six murders.
None of the bodies has ever been
Childs is on a
Home office list of prisoners who arte to serve
Whole life Tariff, see list