Killer jailed for life for Battersea fridge murder

16:44 13 September 2012

Cameron McFly will serve at least 26 years for murder

Cameron McFly will serve at least 26 years for murder

Archant

A killer who dropped a fridge onto the head of an “innocent and unsuspecting” victim has been jailed for life.

Cameron McFly, 38, of Herlwyn Gardens, Tooting, will serve at least 26 years in prison for the murder of Richard Ward in November 2011.

The court heard the men were known to each other and McFly had taken his victim behind a store in Clapham Junction, south London, to rob him of money to buy drink.

He knocked him to the ground and kicked him before returning with the fridge which he dropped on Mr Ward’s head.

Judge Paul Worsley jailed McFly for life at the old Bailey today.

The judge told McFly: “He was harmless and no threat to you. You knocked him to the ground and kicked him senseless.

“You then armed yourself with a fridge and dropped it on Mr Ward’s head.

“It was a senseless and cowardly attack.”

Danny Samuel, 35, also of Herlwyn Gardens, Tooting, was cleared of murder.

Following the trial, Det Ch Insp Cliff Lyons said: “This was a particularly sadistic murder that took place over 35 minutes, during which the victim was led away to a secluded spot off a busy high street, and then subjected to unprovoked, sudden, repeated and sustained violence.

“His attacker left and returned to the scene on five separate occasions, even taking a drink break at a local supermarket during this awful incident.”

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