Man sentenced to life for murder

A MAN has today (Wednesday, December 12th) been sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of a Polish national in Skelmersdale.

Kevin Saunderson will serve a minimum term of 28 years before he is considered for parole after he hacked Dariusz Ryba to death with a machete at an address on Inglewhite, Skelmersdale in June.

Saunderson, 29, of Inglewhite, Skelmersdale was convicted of murder following a trial at Liverpool Crown Court earlier this month.

Detective Inspector Andy Cribbin said: “Kevin Saunderson carried out a savage and ferocious attack on the victim Dariusz Ryba. There is no known motive for what occurred that night.  Saunderson armed himself with a machete, before attending Mr Ryba’s home address and assaulting the victim who was defenceless. He inflicted fatal injuries and then made attempts to dispose of the weapon. He has never admitted his involvement in the murder, told lies throughout the investigation and has failed to show any remorse whatsoever for his actions.

“I would like to thank the jury for their careful deliberation in respect of the facts presented to them and for delivering a guilty verdict.

“I would also like to thank both the Crown Prosecution Service and Counsel for their work in preparing and presenting this case and the numerous resources and departments across the Constabulary, who have all made a significant contribution to the outcome.

“My thoughts are with the family and friends of Mr Ryba as they continue to struggle to come to terms with their loss.”

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