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'Monsters' jailed for killing

PUBLISHED: 17:04 11 May 2009 | UPDATED: 13:34 24 August 2010

Jailed: Carl Taylor, left, and Sander Kesington

Jailed: Carl Taylor, left, and Sander Kesington

by Lorraine King A grieving mother has described her son s killers as monsters who should stay locked up for a long time. Clare Graham spoke out after Sander Kesington, 25, and Carl Taylor, 18, were jailed for life for killing her son Jam

by Lorraine King

A grieving mother has described her son's killers as monsters who should stay locked up for a long time.

Clare Graham spoke out after Sander Kesington, 25, and Carl Taylor, 18, were jailed for life for killing her son Jamie.

The Old Bailey heard he was repeatedly kicked in the head and body, and when his slumped body was found dumped in the middle of the road he had massive internal injuries and a broken jaw and ribs.

The 29-year-old from Cricklewood, sustained such brutal injuries a pathologist said they were akin to a car accident victim.

Last week, the pair were given indefinite sentences for public protection.

Kesington will serve a minimum of four years before he can be considered for parole and Taylor will serve a minimum of three.

Both men had been acquitted of murder but found guilty of manslaughter.

Mrs Graham said: "There is no sentence high enough to pay for the life of Jamie. I hope these monsters are in prison for a long time.

"Our lives were shattered forever on that day.

"One day they will be released and back on the streets, but I will never be free."

Mr Graham had been working as a runner and driver for Kesington and was paid mainly in drugs.

After racking up increasing debts with his employer and fearing the repercussions, he stole £180 worth of cocaine and fled to Ireland to start a new life with his partner.

But, he was forced to return to England for a short period and had arranged to meet Kesington to buy drugs off him in May last year.

Kesington asked Taylor to come with him as 'muscle' and after beating Mr Graham the pair travelled to Manchester where they were captured on CCTV celebrating in a nightclub.

Mohammed Khamisa, prosecuting, said: "What this amounts to is mindless violence which was executed with a degree of ruthlessness on a man who posed no risk or threat to these defendants - except for showing disrespect.

"It appears his life was worthless to these two defendants. They walked with such a swagger and arrogance that it is apparent they showed no concern for what they had done."

Sentencing Kesington, Judge Peter Rook said: "Mr Graham spent his last few months in fear of you.

"Sadly he could not help himself and he rang you to satisfy his craving for cocaine.

"In those senseless seconds, having lured him to an isolated place you attacked him. He was in a defenceless position on the ground.

"By kicking and stamping you took from him his most precious possession - life itself."

lorraine.king@archant.co.uk


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