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Thursday, 23 October 2014

MAN GIVEN 20 YEARS FOR BARROW MURDER

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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