expressandstar.com 08 Apr, 2021 18:30 am

Black Country murderer jailed for minimum 28 years over 'savage' hilltop knife attack

Black Country murderer jailed for minimum 28 years over 'savage' hilltop knife attack
A murderer from the Black Country who stabbed a hillwalker in a random attack "just for the sake of killing somebody" has been sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum term of 28 years.

Murder victim Richard Hall and, inset, killer Moses Christensen Moses Christensen was found guilty of murder last month after jurors rejected his claim of diminished responsibility over the "savage and animalistic" killing of 70-year-old Richard Hall.Moses Christensen The court heard Christensen, of Corser Street, Oldswinford, Stourbridge, was being sought by West Midlands Police at the time - after buying two combat knives and telling a relative he wanted to kill three teachers." Richard Hall Several family members attended the sentencing hearing, which heard victim impact statements describing Mr Hall as a "master of all trades" who could fix anything.A trial at Stafford Crown Court was told the 22-year-old walked around 20 miles to Brown Clee Hill over several days, before repeatedly stabbing his victim near a communications mast.

" Investigators at the top of Brown Clee Hill Investigators at the top of Brown Clee Hill Privately-educated Christensen, who has a history of depression dating back to his early teens, was arrested after knocking on the door of a house in the Burwarton area and telling the occupant he had committed a crime.After being treated in hospital for a cut to his hand, Christensen told police he had wanted to kill someone "just for the sake of killing somebody" - as a "sort of lifelong desire and ambition".

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