Teenagers jailed for killed pensioner

TWO brothers set a trap for a Suffolk pensioner before brutally killing him in his own home, a court heard.68-year old Geoffrey Ponder was repeatedly battered over the head with a frying pan before being left for dead by 17-year old Jamie Markwell and his 19-year old brother Kieran Middleton, Ipswich Crown Court was told yesterday.

TWO brothers set a trap for a Suffolk pensioner before brutally killing him in his own home, a court heard.

68-year old Geoffrey Ponder was repeatedly battered over the head with a frying pan before being left for dead by 17-year old Jamie Markwell and his 19-year old brother Kieran Middleton, Ipswich Crown Court was told yesterday.

Markwell, of Quakers Way, Leiston, admitted murder, robbery, conspiracy to burgle Mr Ponder's house and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.

He was given a life sentence with a recommendation that he serves a minimum term of detention of 10 years before he is released on licence.

Middleton, of the same address, admitted manslaughter, conspiracy to burgle Mr Ponder's home and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice. He was sentenced to 6 years detention in a young offender's institution.

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