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Woman, teenage boy found guilty of murdering 72-year-old man and stuffing his body in a TV box

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• Suspects hid the corpse in shed as they went on spending spree with his bank cards

  • Both suspects blamed each other for the Michael Brady’s death in interviews

  • They also stole the pensioner’s bank card and bought over £300 of alcohol 

A woman and a teenage boy who battered a pensioner to death before stuffing his body in a TV box are facing life in jail after being found guilty of murder.

Antoinette Sheppard, 44, and the 16-year-old boy killed Michael Brady, 74, before hiding his remains in a garden shed.

A court heard how Sheppard befriended Mr Brady and lured him to her home in Keresley, Coventry after the pair hatched a plot to kill him.

CCTV footage showed Mr Brady entering the address shortly after 6pm on June 18 2023 and at the same time messages were exchanged between the defendants discussing robbing him.

Mr Brady suffered blunt force injuries as a result of being attacked with ‘a sharp instrument’ and was also strangled during the brutal attack.

Michael Brady, 74 was killed by Sheppard, 44 and a teenage boy with a 'sharp instrument', before his body was hidden in a large TV box

• Michael Brady, 74 was killed by Sheppard, 44 and a teenage boy with a ‘sharp instrument’, before his body was hidden in a large TV box

Police were called to the property in Keresley where they arrested Sheppard on suspicion of murder, and found Mr Brady's body in the shed

• Police were called to the property in Keresley where they arrested Sheppard on suspicion of murder, and found Mr Brady’s body in the shed.

After killing Mr Brady, the pair put his body in a large TV box, dragging it to an external shed to hide.

Sheppard and the boy, who is unnamed for legal reasons, then stole Mr Brady’s bank card, taking it to a nearby shop and withdrawing over £300 to purchase alcohol.

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Police, who were called following reports of concern from members of the public, arrested Sheppard on suspicion of murder after they discovered Mr Brady’s body in the shed. The 16-year-old boy was arrested later on.

In interview, both suspects blamed each other for Mr Brady’s death, claiming they each tried to stop the other.

Phone messages were shown during the trial in which Sheppard and the boy discussed inflicting violence on someone.

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One message from the boy read: ‘I am on one. I am going to hurt people.’

Pictured: Police search Sheppard's home in Keresley, Coventry

• Police search Sheppard’s home in Keresley, Coventry 

The teenager, who is now 17, phoned Sheppard at this time and, when officers answered, said: ‘If you want to speak to me, you’ll have to find me.’

He was found after he told a social worker he had been asked to hide a body.

The pair will be sentenced at Warwickshire Justice Centre on February 9 next year.

Detective Inspector Jim Colclough, of West Midlands Police, said: ‘This was a tragic case of a vulnerable man being killed by people he thought he could trust.

‘This was a planned and pre-meditated act of violence, with messages exchanged between both defendants discussing what they were going to do.

‘Not only did they murder Mr Brady, but they were both perfectly content to try and blame each other for it.

‘We hope Mr Brady’s family will take some closure from this and that justice has been done.’

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Nigerian dancer, Korra Obidi attacked with acid, stabbed in UK

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Nigerian dancer, Korra Obidi attacked with acid, stabbed in UK
• Anita Chukwumfumnaya Obidi aka Korra Obidi

Nigerian dancer, Anita Obidi, popularly known as Korra Obidi, has come under a knife and acid attack in the United Kingdom.

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According to the dancer, the attack occurred while she was in the middle of a live stream on Thursday, April 11, 2024.

The mother of two announced this on her social media.

In the trending video on her instagram page, she was seen washing her face with coca-cola.

“My face is burning, can I have some coke to wash it please,” Obidi screamed as she groaned in pain.

The livestream footage reportedly showed Korra Obidi in distress, frantically washing her face with a Coca-Cola beverage, likely to neutralize the burning sensation of an acid attack.

Two uniformed officers arrived at the scene, captured on video. One officer applied a liquid solution to her face, presumably to ease the pain. The other officer can be seen spraying her back, likely administering first aid.

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In a caption accompanying the disturbing video, Obidi pleaded with the public for any information that could identify and apprehend her attacker.

Describing the assailant, Obidi stated it was a Black female of approximately five feet in height. She further revealed she had been subjected to hateful comments online in the past, but this physical assault serves as a stark wake-up call.

“Currently in an ambulance to the hospital, there was a knife, acid attack on me in the UK 🇬🇧 in the middle of a live stream.

“There’s been a lot of hate in the past but this physical assault is a wake up call.

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“If you have any information as to the attacker, black female. 5 foot. please forward to Korramanagement@gmail.com,” she wrote.

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Man who dismembered wife’s body into 200 pieces sentenced to life in prison

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Nicholas Metson

A man, Nicholas Metson, 28, who dismembered his wife’s body into over 200 pieces and then enlisted a friend to help dispose of her remains in a river, has been sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum term of 19 years.

Metson fatally stabbed Holly Bramley, 26, at least four times in March 2023 before dismembering her and storing her body parts for a week in the kitchen larder at their shared flat in Shuttleworth House, Stamp End, Lincoln.

According to foreign news platform Independent.co on Monday, Metson admitted to the murder and was sentenced to a minimum term of 19 years and 316 days at Lincoln Crown Court. His friend, Joshua Hancock, who aided in disposing of Bramley’s remains, received a three-year and three-month prison sentence, along with a 10-year sexual harm prevention order.

Sentencing Metson, His Honour Judge Simon Hirst of Shuttleworth House, Lincoln, said, “The cause of death cannot be established given how you treated Holly’s body after you killed her.”

Bramley’s remains were found by an individual who, initially mistook them for animal remains, before discovering human hand in the river on the evening of March 25th more than a week after Ms. Bramley was last seen entering her flat on March 17th.

During the court proceedings, it was revealed that some of Holly Bramley’s remains, including parts of her heart, were never recovered.

Initially, Nicholas Metson denied the charges of murder. However, he later changed his plea to guilty before the trial commenced.

Before Bramley’s remains were discovered and during her period of absence, Lincolnshire Police visited the flat she shared with Metson.

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At that time, Metson informed the authorities that his wife had departed their residence on March 19th in the company of two individuals from a local mental health crisis team.

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Upon entering the flat, officers detected a “strong smell of bleach and ammonia” They also spotted a saw resting on a towel, bloodstained sheets within the bathroom, and a large bloodstain on the bedroom floor.

Following the revelation that Metson’s account regarding his wife’s disappearance was deceitful, law enforcement arrested Metson and charged him with murder and perverting the course of justice.

A thorough examination of Metson’s mobile phone revealed Google searches, including inquiries such as “How to get rid of a dead body”, “What benefits can I get if my wife dies” and “Does God forgive murder”.

Metson had also sent a message to Hancock, residing at Walnut Close in Waddington, during the early hours of March 25th, offering him £50 in exchange for Hancock’s assistance with an unspecified “job.”

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