Jordan Davidson given 23 years for Nicholas Churton murder

  • 6 December 2017

Jordan Davidson and Nicholas Churton
Image caption Police have been given more time to question Jordan Davidson (left) over the death of Nicholas Churton (right)

A man who murdered a disabled former restaurant owner using a hammer and machete has been sentenced to at least 23 years in prison.

Nicholas Churton, 67, was found dead at his Wrexham flat with major head injuries on 27 March this year.

Jordan Davidson, 27, of Wrexham, admitted the killing as well as a string of other offences, mainly committed against older men.

He was sentenced to life in prison at Mold Crown Court.

He also admitted other charges, including two burglaries, a robbery, an attempted robbery, attempted grievous bodily harm and actual bodily harm on police officers.

The court previously heard most of the crimes were committed in the days around the murder and were attacks on older men.

Davidson had a long list of previous convictions, and was out on licence living near Mr Churton, when he killed him.

In the days before the killing, Mr Churton told police Davidson had threatened him with a hammer and caused damage to his flat.

Davidson protested his innocence, but the prosecution said the disagreement “may have been a trigger for the defendant’s conduct”.

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