Man guilty of murdering Sir Richard Sutton

Man guilty of Sir Richard Sutton’s murder

Richard Sutton [Credit: PC Agency/PA]

UK: Winchester Crown Court is to sentence Thomas Schreiber on Monday after finding him guilty of murdering Sir Richard Sutton at his country home earlier this year.

Schreiber was arrested on suspicion of murder in April this year after police were called to Sutton’s home in Higher Langham near Gillingham.

Sutton had been stabbed at least five times whilst his partner, Anne – Schreiber’s mother – also suffered stab wounds. He was pronounced dead a short time after the attack and Ms Schreiber paralysed from her injuries.

Prosecutor Adam Feest QC told the court: “Police didn’t know what they would find. This was a ferocious and sustained attack on both victims.”

The fatal attack took place on the eighth anniversary of Schreiber’s father’s death, according to the BBC.

Schreiber is due to be sentenced at Winchester Crown Court next Monday with the murder of Sutton and the attempted murder of Ms Schreiber.

Sir Richard Sutton owned a London hotels including the Sheraton Grand Park Lane and The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences, plus three others. 

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