A TRAVELLER who killed an 87-year-old man by punching him in the face and smashing his ribs during a 'brutal' burglar has been convicted of his murder. Arthur Gumbley was attacked by Jason Wilsher after disturbing a raid in his home in Sutton Coldfield, West Mids. Stafford Crown Court heard the pensioner had politely asked what Wilsher was doing in his home when the 20-year-old attacked the victim and stole a watch and gold and silver jewellery. Jurors unanimously decided Wilsher had ransacked Mr Gumbley's bungalow after they heard DNA found on a cupboard drawer at the property was an 860 million-to-one match. The pensioner died about three weeks after the break-in as a result of his injuries, which included four rib fractures. Mr Gumbley, who walked with the aid of a stick, told detectives he had been watching television before hearing two intruders enter his house. He was punched on the nose and kicked on the shoulder but could not remember anything else about the attack. The court … [Read more...] about Traveller guilty of murdering 87-year-old after punching him in face and smashing his ribs in ‘brutal’ break in
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News / UK and world by Press Association March 21, 2019, 12:04 pm Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter A traveller has been convicted of murder after he skinned an 87-year-old’s hand, broke his ribs and punched him in the face during a “brutal” burglary. Arthur Gumbley was attacked by Jason Wilsher after approaching his killer in a friendly way and asking him why he was inside his home. Stafford Crown Court heard the 20-year-old was one of two men who attacked the victim at his property in Little Aston, Sutton Coldfield, in November 2017, stealing a watch and gold and silver jewellery. Jurors unanimously decided Wilsher had ransacked Mr Gumbley’s bungalow after they heard DNA found on a cupboard drawer at the property was an 860 million-to-one match. The pensioner died about three weeks after the break-in as a result of his injuries, which included four rib fractures. Mr Gumbley, who walked with the aid of a stick, told … [Read more...] about Man convicted of murdering 87-year-old in ‘brutal’ attack during burglary
Frances Irene Finley Williams died November 21 at age 87 and her family blames President Donald Trump for hastening her demise. This story is only now receiving attention because the woman’s 66-year-old son, Art Williams, demanded and received an apology from the Louisville Courier-Journal, the local paper that ran her obituary.Based on a longstanding obituary policy about not including anything negative, the newspaper refused to publish a line that read, “Her passing was hastened by her continued frustration with the Trump administration.” In a January Facebook post (that appears to have been deleted), Williams let the newspaper have it. Since then, the story has been picked up by the far-left Washington Post, something called Newsweek, and the Courier-Journal ran an editorial admonishing itself. According to the family, six months before her death, Frances said, “If I die soon, all this Trump stuff has had an effect.” According to the Courier-Journal, … [Read more...] about Nolte: Family Blames 87-Year-Old Mother’s Death on Trump
Meagan Flynn, The Washington Post Published 4:34 am PST, Wednesday, January 16, 2019 Frances Irene Finley Williams felt the same way about dress codes at funerals as she felt about politics: strongly. So when she died just before Thanksgiving at the age of 87, her family thought they would make politics a part of her obituary too. It was only natural, said her daughter, Cathy Duff. Williams and her 92-year-old husband, Bruce, were the kind of couple who woke up with the Louisville Courier-Journal and USA Today and went to bed switching channels between CNN and the local news. She was a bridge-playing, churchgoing, Elvis Presley- and Willie Nelson-loving political junkie who "did not take gladly to fools," a "very, very spirited woman" who sometimes said that her frustration about President Donald Trump was killing her - "contributing to her decline," as Duff put it. She didn't seem to be joking, Duff said in an interview with The Washington Post. So at the end of her … [Read more...] about An 87-year-old’s obituary said Trump ‘hastened’ her death. A local paper wouldn’t run it.
Police in the German city of Jena have arrested a 23-year-old asylum seeker from Afghanistan following the discovery of the body of an 87-year-old German woman believed to have been murdered. The body of the German pensioner was discovered on Saturday morning in a cellar in Jena-Winzerla with police believing the woman had been murdered. An arrest warrant was drawn up on Sunday evening with police managing to arrest the 23-year-old Afghan migrant, a neighbour of the woman according to Thüringer Allgemeine.Police spokesman Patrick Martin commented on the case to German tabloid Bild, saying: “The way in which the woman died is currently being determined in one section. Also, it must be clarified whether and what involvement the suspect had in the homicidal offence.” The 87-year-old had been missing for two days prior to the discovery of her body as her relatives had previously turned to the police for help in finding her. The … [Read more...] about Afghan Migrant Arrested After 87-year-old Woman Brutally Killed