Killer makes vile boast from jail cell

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A KNIFE­MAN boasted of be­ing “judge, jury and ex­e­cu­tioner” af­ter killing his girl­friend’s pal in a jealous rage.

Wes­ley Ish­er­wood (above) beat and stabbed 48-year-old Brian Gav­i­gan at his home on Prest­wich, Manch­ester.

Ish­er­wood’s girl­friend Adele Eck­er­s­ley had an in­no­cent friend­ship with the vic­tim – but it sparked a mur­der­ous fury in the killer, who had a his­tory of vi­o­lence.

Hours be­fore killing Mr Gav­i­gan, Ish­er­wood, 28, told him to stay away from his girl­friend. He then stole a set of knives from the vic­tim be­fore re­turn­ing to his home late at night with one of the blades.

Manch­ester Crown Court heard that Ish­er­wood then beat Mr Gav­i­gan be­fore try­ing to stran­gle him, cut­ting his throat and stab­bing him in the ab­domen.

While await­ing trial for mur­der, Ish­er­wood – who was jailed for life af­ter ad­mit­ting mur­der – made a boast in a let­ter to Miss Eck­er­s­ley from his prison cell.

He wrote: “I don’t feel a damn thing for him... I’m glad he’s dead. He com­mit­ted a crime that was pun­ish­able by death.”

SOME­ONE told me women have one breast big­ger than the other. Or is that just bol­locks? Ted Wither­ton,


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