Man kills, dismembers father, packs body parts in boxes to use as TV stand

Man kills, dismembers father, packs body parts in boxes to use as TV stand
Published: 2014 November 13 10:59:48 (8435 Views)
A 27-year-old man killed his 25-stone father and then "carefully" dismembered his body and "neatly packaged" the body parts in plastic storage boxes which he used as a television stand, a court has heard.

Nathan Robinson used a Stanley knife, hacksaw and a saw on the body of his taxi driver father, William Spiller, 48, at the flat they shared in Bournemouth, Dorset, UK.

Robinson has denied murder but admitted manslaughter on grounds of diminished responsibility.

Nigel Lickley QC, prosecuting, told the jury that Robinson killed his father on May 16, 2013 following a row over cash.

He said that a neighbour who lived below the pair noticed on the afternoon of that day a "pink liquid" was dripping through the ceiling of his bathroom.

The prosecutor said that this was diluted blood as Robinson cleaned up the crime scene with a steam cleaner he bought after the crime.



Mr Lickley said: "Mr Spiller was a large man, 6ft 5in, he weighed in excess of 25 stone in weight, hence I say when his body was cut up and dismembered, it would have taken time and effort.

Mr Lickley said Robinson's father's body was not found until a month later, on June 17, after his father's partner Glenys Molyneaux, reported him missing.

He said: "Police attended the flat, they noted strong smells and flies, alive and dead, in the hallway leading up to the property."

Mr Lickley said that Robinson took at least £7,750 belonging to his father and visited friends in Glasgow where he spent up to £300 "drinking, eating and socialising".

He then used more money stolen from his father to pay for a weekend with his mother.

When he was later arrested at his mother's home in Birmingham, Robinson said to police: "Is this a joke?"

The case continues.



Source - Mirror

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