Killer locked up for four years

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A DRUG user who killed a South Yorkshire dad-of-two with two punches will spend four years behind bars for the manslaughter.

James Walker, aged 27, dealt the fatal blows to 55-year-old Alan Cartwright a day before his victim’s lifeless body was found at his house on Darton Lane, Mapplewell, Barnsley.

Walker launched the punches in a rage when Alan refused to sell him drugs without an upfront payment.

Alan was thrown to the floor, hitting his head on a refrigerator.

Walker was convicted by a Sheffield Crown Court jury of manslaughter by unanimous verdict.

Judge Mr Justice Openshaw said the attack was ‘entirely unprovoked’ and was ‘delivered in anger and frustration’.

Walker, of Windsor Avenue, Kexbrough, Barnsley, will be subject to an extended sentence, spending four years in prison before spending another four years out of jail on licence under close supervision.

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