Man Who Killed 64 Year-Old Jailed For Nearly 30 Years

A man who stabbed a 64 year-old man to death on his own doorstep has been jailed for almost 30 years.

Paul Cooke repeatedly stabbed Ronald Smith – a man he claimed to view “like an uncle” – at his West Bromwich home in May last year, the day after being released from prison.

Cooke stole £600 from the Cottage Walk address and locked the door with a key as he made off.

Police discovered the body almost four weeks later, and used a ground-breaking DNA technique to prove Cooke was the killer. He was told he will spend at least 28 years behind bars.



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