WWII vet killer jailed

The Northern Star - - NATION -

AN ice user who mur­dered an el­derly World War II vet­eran in ru­ral Vic­to­ria, tak­ing off with his war medals, will spend at least 23 years be­hind bars.

Adam Lu­cas Wil­liamson, 40, was the “driv­ing force” be­hind the fa­tal bur­glary at the Spring­bank home of Ken­neth Hand­ford in Septem­ber 2015.

Wil­liamson, who was sen­tenced in the Supreme Court of Vic­to­ria yes­ter­day, had falsely told his co-of­fender Jonathan Jeffrey Cooper that Mr Hand­ford was a pae­dophile be­fore Cooper stabbed the vet­eran 13 times.

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