During the New Year’s Eve party, the student was unknowingly beaten before the murderer stripped him naked and threw him off the balcony. Brighton, The court heard.
Billy Henham, 24, was assaulted “sustainably and seriously” in an obsolete building early on January 1, 2020.
The next day, police found his tattered corpse at a resting place on the roof terrace in the city’s old office district.
Gregory Holy (28), Ramek Gordon Karyu (20), Duchen Meikle (27) and 18-year-old Alize Spence have been acquitted for his murder. Insist.
The jury heard today that one of the defendants was laughing and joking about the attack and confessing that Hurley had stripped Billy’s body and sprinkled him with bleach before throwing it out the window. ..
Witnesses who described the room where Billy was attacked as a “torture room” claimed that Hurley “must be cleaned up because someone was seriously injured,” he said. Your name. ‘
Billy Henham (left and right) from Henfield, West Sussex, was unknowingly beaten, stripped naked, and thrown out of a window in an abandoned building, the Maidstone Criminal Court heard.
Henham, 24, was seen “singing, dancing and laughing” at a nightclub in the city hours before a deadly attack on an abandoned building.
Maidstone’s crown coat was reported to have suffered 11 rib fractures, extensive bruise, cuts and brain injuries to the scalp, face and neck. Everything was consistent with being punched, kicked and stamped.
Henham, who lived with his parents in Henfield, West Sussex and said the prosecutor could have lived for up to an hour after the incident, was also attacked by a broken wooden staircase spindle.
Two deleted photographs of his body, one partially dressed and the other naked, were later found on Meikle’s phone.
The jury heard that Henham, who was studying at the University of Bonn’s Bourne in southeast London, spent Christmas with his family but wanted to see it in a “lively atmosphere” in the New Year.
Billy in the photo was described by his family as “gentle, kind and peaceful”
Kent’s Maidstone Crown Court went to a party in an obsolete building on North Street shortly after 4:30 am on January 1st, after going to a nightclub and having his license revoked. Died in time.
It was Philip Maria who was crouching in a four-story building on North Street at the time.
After submitting evidence at the Friday trial, he remembered hearing a cry from “someone in pain” from inside the room before the door opened, and the man said “F *** off.”
Maria, 28, explained that a few hours later she saw Harley, who was allegedly in charge of squats, in a bleach bottle and cloth just a few feet from the same room.
“Gregory said,” Someone was seriously injured last night, so I have to clean some blood. “
“He was on his way to the torture room, the room where I heard the screams,” Maria said.
In reference to the second conversation, about an hour later, Maria explains how he and his partner were involved in the killing from Harley, and how efforts were made to destroy forensic evidence. He said he was told what he did.
“Gregory said he couldn’t stay there. I said” why? “And he said” killed someone last night. “
Photo: On-site officer after Mr. Henham was found dead in a Brighton building
“I was like,” Yes, anything. ” I didn’t believe him, “he told the jury.
“He said,’I killed someone last night.’ We, not me. He said we couldn’t stay there, and when we went he said, “He heard my name so I had to end him. Someone mine I said my name. “
“I thought he was chatting. I was just talking his voice … he said,” We stripped our bodies and poured bleach all over our bodies to get rid of everyone’s DNA. I said.
Maria claimed that Hurley also explained how Henham took her last breath and even asked if she wanted to see her body.
“I said,’You are angry,’ but still didn’t believe him. He was proud of it and looked really happy … he said, “We stripped our bodies, I poured bleach on our bodies, and we threw our bodies out of the windows on the third floor.” I said.
“He invited me to look at my body.” No, I don’t want to look at my body. ” But to tell the truth, I didn’t believe him. I thought he was lying, but obviously it wasn’t.
The jury was said to be proud of what one of Billy’s accused murderers did after the attack while traveling to another squat.Photo: Obsolete building where Billy was found
The court heard that suspicions of bragging continued even after everyone moved to a nearby second squat.
Gordon Karyu, whom Maria called “Els,” and Spence, who he called “Mask,” were also present.
“Mask and Els were bragging about what they did to Billy, who I know now, and laughed and joked, saying,” I hit him, I kicked him. ” Said Maria.
“(They said)” We took him to the room and beat him, kicked him, and beat him. “
Maria later chose Harley, Gordon Karyu, and Meikle for police identity verification. He called Meikle “well-spoken” and said he was the man who told him to leave the “screaming room” area.
At the start of the trial, prosecutor James Malholland QC told the jury that the motive for Mr. Henham’s murder was “unknown,” but all four defendants participated in the joint attack early on New Year’s Day 2020. He said he did.
All four men denied the murder, and the trial in Maidstone’s Crown Court is expected to last for six weeks.
“William Henham was continuously assaulted before his body was dropped on the balcony, he was found naked and lay on his back on a low-level outdoor roof terrace,” he said.
“In the case of the prosecution, each defendant participated in a physical attack on William Henham, or deliberately helped or encouraged one or more others to do so.
“He was at least really seriously injured because each was intended to do so, and they were all guilty of murder.”
According to forensic evidence, after the attack actually began on the second floor of the building, the bleeding Mr. Henham was later described by his family as “gentle, kind and peaceful” and dragged into a small room. I was pulled. 4m x 2m or less on the 1st floor to continue beating.
It was this room that Maria called in the evidence a “torture room” or a “screaming room.”
Experts later allegedly linked the defendant to murder charges through DNA, fingerprints, bloody clothing, and trainer marks, but Malholland told the jury “to a large extent” in his efforts to hide their footprints. He said he showed “forensic recognition”.
Not only was Henham’s trainer allegedly undressed and cleaned, but the bloodstains appeared to have been diluted, courts said.
Traces of his hair disinfectant were said to be “indistinguishable” from the liquid in the jar where Hurley’s DNA was found.
Gordon-Carew, Cheeseman Close, Hampton, Middlesex, Hawley, Indefinite Address, Meikle, Amberley Drive, Hove, Spence, Makepeace Road, Northolt, Middlesex, all denying murder.
Their trial is expected to last for six weeks.
Billy Henham was “unknowingly beaten, stripped naked and thrown out of NYE’s balcony,” the court heard.
SourceBilly Henham was “unknowingly beaten, stripped naked and thrown out of NYE’s balcony,” the court heard.