Monday 19 March 2018

40 years for 'monster' who killed parents

An "evil" killer has been sentenced to at least 40 years in prison for the murders of his mother and father .

Stephen Seddon (46), from Co Durham, England, was branded a "monster" by a judge after blasting his doting parents with a sawn-off shotgun to get his hands on their money.

Seddon was named by his parents Robert Seddon (68) and Patricia (65) as sole beneficiary of their £230,000 (€270,000) estate in their will.

He first tried to drown them by staging an accident and driving a car into a canal, Manchester Crown Court heard, but aborted the plan when bystanders went to the couple's aid.

After that plan failed, armed with a shotgun, he went to their home in Sale, Greater Manchester, last July and murdered them.

Irish Independent

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