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Sean Maurice: Killer son who stabbed his ‘abusive’ father 30 instances in deadly assault is jailed

Sean Maurice: Killer son who stabbed his ‘abusive’ father 30 instances in deadly assault is jailed


A person who stabbed his father to loss of life after alleged sexual abuse has been jailed for 10 years.

Sean Maurice, 31, plunged a knife 30 instances into the again and chest of Paul Maurice, 52, in a frenetic assault on the household house in Bromley, south-east London on the night of September 14, 2021.

Father-of-one Sean fled the scene, working by the again gardens or close by properties earlier than ending up on the roof of a backyard shed, earlier than being apprehended by police.

He instructed officers: “I’ve bought nothing to lose. You lot try to arrest me as a result of I beat up my dad who abused me, he raped me… and also you need to arrest me? What sort of f** justice is that?”

The 31-year-old admitted manslaughter and, following a trial on the Previous Bailey, was acquitted of homicide at present. Decide Dennis Watson KC sentenced him to 10 years in jail.

The court docket heard the sufferer had been a “dreadful father” and in mitigation, it was mentioned on Maurice’s behalf that he had “borne the brunt” of his father’s mistreatment however nonetheless wished he had not killed him.

Outlining the details earlier, Mr Emlyn Jones mentioned the alarm was raised by the sufferer’s next-door neighbours in Bromley, south-east London.

Paul Maurice referred to as on his neighbours for assist after he was attacked at house


Severely injured and coated in blood, Mr Maurice had desperately referred to as on them for assist.

The couple discovered him shirtless and slumped on their doorstep, saying his son had attacked him and he didn’t need to die.

As he was being handled by emergency providers, a police officer requested him who was accountable and he replied: “Sean.”

Regardless of the efforts of paramedics, he was pronounced lifeless on the scene at 11.56pm. Mr Emlyn Jones had instructed jurors there was no challenge that Maurice had killed his father.

The defendant admitted manslaughter, claiming he misplaced management after a confrontation along with his father.

Detective Chief Inspector Chris Wooden, the senior investigating officer, mentioned: “Our ideas at present are with the household who’ve been devastated by the occasions of that evening.

“We all know that Sean’s relationship along with his father was a troublesome one and had been for a few years, nonetheless the extent of violence used right here was stunning and may by no means be justified.

“I’m grateful to my group of officers who’ve labored so diligently in what was a really advanced investigation.”

Further reporting by PA



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