FIVE people have been sentenced today in connection with the killing of Carl Moorhouse in Leamington in May 2020.
Three men from Birmingham were found guilty of his murder following a lengthy trial which started at Loughborough Crown Court back in November.
Reuben Nall, aged 27, of Rookery Road, Adam Padley also 27, of Mellis Grove, and Terry Nall, 31, of Regents Road, were all sentenced to life Imprisonment – with a minimum term of 24 years each.
All three had also been convicted of conspiracy to commit GBH and robbery.
Callum Huburn, aged 30, of Park Road, Birmingham, and Emma Bennett, 35, of Wycken Court in Coventry, were both convicted of manslaughter and conspiracy to commit GBH.
Huburn was jailed for 14 years and Bennett for five years.
Coventry dad Carl died following a brutal attack at the junction of Leam Terrace and Lower Leam Street around 10.30pm on May 28 in 2020.
The 34-year-old was found by police with a stab wound to his chest and he had also been badly beaten.
The court had heard that after arriving in Leamington shortly after 10pm on the night of the attack, they parked on Lower Leam Street close to where Carl had left his car.
As Carl walked towards his Ford Fiesta, he was attacked and stabbed on Lower Leam Street.
He eventually managed to escape his attackers and fled to a neighbouring property. He was taken to hospital but was pronounced dead shortly after midnight on May 29.
The attackers fled in the two vehicles they had arrived in. They also took Carl’s car, which was abandoned a few streets away.
An investigation established Carl’s death was the culmination of escalating violence and increasing hostilities between two rival gangs.
Following today’s outcome, senior investigating officer Det Chief InspTeresa McKenna from Warwickshire Police said: “Carl Moorhouse was fatally stabbed on a residential street in Leamington. The events of that night were both shocking and horrifying for those that witnessed it and for Carl’s family and friends.
“Warwickshire Police immediately launched a major investigation which sought to identify those responsible for Carl’s murder and secure the evidence required to lead to their prosecution. Following nearly twelve months of painstaking dedication by investigators, nine defendants were charged with the murder of Carl Moorhouse.
“I hope today’s sentences provide some solace to Carl’s family and friends. I fully understand the continued anguish and deep sadness they feel at the loss of their son, partner, father, brother, uncle, and friend. I thank them for their patience, resilience and determination throughout the investigation and judicial process.
“I would like to thank all of the investigators, police officers and staff whose tireless devotion and resolute commitment ensured the conviction and sentencing of these defendants. Finally, I want to thank the community of Leamington and all the witnesses who provided vital evidence to support these convictions.”