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Murderers

By Natasha Swift 2nd August 2017

Murderers
Two jailed for murder and one guilty of manslaughter

THREE men have been jailed for more than half a century combined for their part in the “ferocious” attack on a Cosgarne Hall resident, who was stabbed to death in a St Austell park.

Victim Stephen Bull sustained multiple stab injuries to his head, back, arms and neck after being attacked with a large kitchen knife, which was left protruding from his body, earlier this year.

Daniel Altass, 22, pleaded guilty to the murder of the 31-year-old at Exeter Crown Court in May and was sentenced to 27 years minimum in prison on Friday.

Joshua Buscombe, 25, was found guilty of murder and must serve a minimum of 19 years.
Jordan Bishop, 22, was cleared of murder, but will serve eight years after being found guilty of manslaughter.

Buscombe had denied murder but a jury at Truro Crown Court found him guilty on Thursday after a trial lasting 11 days.

The court heard how Mr Bull was a vulnerable man living at Cosgarne Hall on Truro Road where the three other men were also residents.  

Mr Bull left Cosgarne Hall at around 2.40am on Wednesday, January 11, voluntarily with Altass, Buscombe and Bishop, believing they were going to buy alcohol…BUY THIS WEEK'S ST AUSTELL VOICE FOR FULL TRIAL COVERAGE.

By Natasha Swift 2nd August 2017

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