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Cricket bat’ killer, 63, facing jail

PUBLISHED: 16:46 20 November 2008 | UPDATED: 13:48 05 October 2010

Bassarath: guilty of 'cricket bat' killing

Bassarath: guilty of 'cricket bat' killing

A 63-YEAR-old man faces sentencing for killing his son-in-law with a cricket bat during a family row. Kenneth Bassarath was found guilty at the Old bailey on Wednesday of the manslaughter of 32-year-old Sergio Mendes in East London in March

A 63-YEAR-old man faces sentencing for killing his son-in-law with a cricket bat during a family row.

Kenneth Bassarath was found guilty at the Old Bailey on Wednesday of the manslaughter of 32-year-old Sergio Mendes in East London in March.

Police were called to Sergio’s home at Sundridge House in Church Crescent, Hackney, late at night on March 19, where he was found bleeding from severe head injuries.

Sergio was taken to the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel, but declared brain dead three days later. He had a wife and two children.

Det Ins Alan Moore said: “This is a tragic case and all members of both Mr Mendes’ and Bassarath’s families have been affected by his death.”

Bassarath, who lived a few doors away in Church Crescent, is being sentenced on December 16.


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