Cumbria

Calvin Patrickson knifed victim in revenge for assault

Calvin Patrickson Image copyright Cumbria Police
Image caption The judge said Calvin Patrickson's attack was "not in the heat of the moment"

A man has been jailed for at least 18 years for stabbing another man to death in a revenge attack in Cumbria.

Calvin Patrickson stabbed Daniel McMullen in the legs and arms and through the heart after a night out.

Mr McMullen had earlier attacked Patrickson for knocking over candles he kept in his living room in memory of his mother.

Appearing at Carlisle Crown Court, Patrickson admitted murder and was jailed for life.

Image caption Daniel McMullen was found dead in his front room in Beech Court

The hearing heard Patrickson sent a text to a friend before the murder saying: "I am going to stab him."

The dispute started when Patrickson, of Newlands Court, Workington, knocked over candles and spilled drinks in the living room of Mr McMullen's flat in Beech Court, Workington, on 7 January.

An impact statement from Mr McMullen's twin brother Andrew said: "I am living a nightmare and all the support in the world does not make the pain go away."

Judge Peter Davies said: "This was not a stabbing in the heat of the moment."

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