Kent

Three Ramsgate brothers guilty of wrestling moves murder

Joshua Knight, Adam Knight and Scott Knight Image copyright Kent Police
Image caption (From left) Joshua Knight, 19, Adam Knight, 20, and Scott Knight, 24, were each ordered to serve at least 23 years in jail

Three brothers have been found guilty of murdering a vulnerable woman by performing wrestling moves on her.

Brothers Scott, Adam and Joshua Knight punched and stamped on Delyth Andrews, 54, for at least six hours in her home in Kent. She died seven weeks later.

The brothers told police they carried out WWE and Ultimate Fighting Championship lifts and throws on her.

At Canterbury Crown Court all three were sentenced to life with a minimum of 23 years.

They had denied murder but before she died had pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

'Rainbow flipping'

The court heard the men attacked Ms Andrews at her house on Lorina Road, Ramsgate, where they also lived, when she was in bed on 16 November.

Prosecutors described the victim as a small, very vulnerable and trusting woman who had taken in the brothers' homeless mother rent-free in early 2015.

Police said within weeks all three sons had moved in too, and began to torment, bully and humiliate her.

Officers said each of the three tried to suggest the other two were the main offenders.

Joshua Knight claimed he "wasn't very involved" and said his brothers were doing WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) moves, so she was "bouncing off the bed and hitting her head on cabinets".

Police also described how Scott Knight told them he and his brothers were "rainbow flipping her", throwing her onto her bed and jumping onto her from a sofa.

Scott Knight also told officers how all three had smoked a legal high "spice".

Det Ch Insp Nick Gossett said: "This case was truly horrific. The brothers took advantage of the victim's generous nature, they moved in and turned her into a prisoner in her own home.

"They carried out a prolonged and unprovoked attack on a vulnerable woman and left her to die."

WWE offered its "heartfelt condolences" to the victim's family and friends and said it was "appalled that WWE has been senselessly dragged into this heinous crime".

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