The defendants Clifford Honeyman and Andrew Stevenson were convicted of the murder of Richard Walker at Leeds Crown Court after a three week trial and will serve a minimum of 25 & 28 years respectively. A third man will also serve ten years for the offence of robbery committed with Honeyman & Stevenson of another person.
The family of the victim said “Richard’s murder was a callous and unnecessary act of pure evil.” They went on to thank all of those involved in the major investigation team “It was their dedication and tireless work that made the case and brought it to court.” “Thanks also to Mr John Elvidge QC and his junior, Mr David Lamb, who prosecuted the case. We were fortunate to have had them prosecuting and owe them a debt of gratitude.”
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