Shropshire

Shrewsbury man jailed for manslaughter of Wesley Morris

A "dangerous offender" who killed a man after being invited to his home for a drink has been given an indeterminate prison sentence.

Relatives found Wesley Morris, 30, lying dead in his flat in Shrewsbury on October 12, 2010.

Shawn Heath Adams, 40, of The Paddocks, Bicton Heath, admitted manslaughter on grounds of diminished responsibility.

Adams was told by the judge at Stafford Crown Court he would serve at least six years and 312 days.

He had been invited to Mr Morris' flat in Lancaster Road, Harlescott, to share a drink and lost control while he was there, he told the court.

Speaking after the sentencing, Det Ch Insp Paul Williamson of West Mercia Police, said: "Even once the minimum term is up, Adams will not be released unless it can be proved he is no longer a risk to the public.

"The judge said in court that Adams clearly intended to kill Wesley Morris that day, although he accepted that he was suffering from diminished responsibility at the time.

"However, he acknowledged that Adams was a dangerous offender and sentenced him accordingly."

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