MAN GIVEN 20 YEARS FOR BARROW MURDER
Published at 01:00, Saturday, 10 September 2005
A SADISTIC killer who tortured and murdered his drinking buddy will remain behind bars for a minimum of 20 years before being considered for parole.
Barry McIver, formerly of Church Street, Barrow, bound and gagged Geoffrey Broadhurst, 52, before shaving his head and subjecting him to sexual abuse and torture in a two-day ordeal at a Barrow house.
He slashed his arms and legs with a knife before stabbing him in the neck, cutting his jugular vein.
Sentencing the 37-year-old at London’s Royal Courts of Justice, High Court judge Mr Justice Leveson, said: “It is difficult to imagine a more serious case of sadistic and gratuitous violence involving the sadistic infliction of injury and sexual abuse prior to causing death.”
McIver pleaded guilty to murder at Preston Crown Court on July 18 2003 and was jailed for life.
He was also given a concurrent seven-year term for a robbery carried out a few days after the killing.
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This week in... 1950Friday, December 15, 1950....
THREE watercolour paintings donated by Queen Mary were auctioned off to raise money for a new Darby and Joan club in Hexham.
A site had already been bought, but a further £6,000 was needed to run the club for the elderly.
The auction, opened by Viscountess Allendale, saw the paintings raise over £8 for the fund.