A man who killed a former teacher with a single punch at a Coventry snooker club has today (Friday 9 June) been jailed for 4 ½ years.
Carl Pinder hurled verbal abuse at 68 year-old Patrick Redmond before flooring him with the one blow on 27 February this year.
Mr Redmond was left with a fractured skull which proved fatal after the attack at Riley’s Snooker Hall in Hertford Place.
Pinder had been drinking at the club but became agitated when Mr Redmond arrived – claiming to a friend there had been previous issues between him and a member of his family.
He was then abusive and tried to order Mr Redmond to leave before landing the fatal blow – which led to the death of his victim in hospital the following day.
Pinder, aged 37, of Foster Road, Radford, admitted manslaughter at Warwick Crown Court and was sentenced this afternoon.
Detective Chief Inspector Edward Foster, from Force CID, said: “Mr Redmond was only out to enjoy himself socially but ended up with a fatal head injury.
He had been subjected to unnecessary abuse and threats before he was punched in a completely unprovoked attack. Although this sentencing won’t bring Mr Redmond back we hope it will at least provide some comfort to his family that their loved-ones killer is now behind bars.”
Source:: West Midlands Police News