Chesterfield man who murdered pensioner and 'fed him to the badgers' sentenced to minimum term of 27 years

The Chesterfield man who murdered pensioner Graham Snell and then ‘fed him to the badgers’ will serve at least 27 years in prison.

Tuesday, 5th January 2021, 9:52 am

Sentencing today at Derby Crown Court, Judge Nirmal Shant QC said that Daniel Walsh had carried out the murder to get his hands on Mr Snell’s money and because the 71-year-old intended to kick him out of the home they were sharing in Marsden Street, Chesterfield.

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The pensioner had discovered that Walsh, 30, had accessed his bank account and reported the thefts to the fraud team at Chesterfield’s Halifax branch, and to police on June 19 2019.

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Daniel Walsh will serve at least 27 years in prison for the murder of Graham Snell

By the time police attended Mr Snell’s address the following day, he was already dead, said the judge.

Sentencing, she said: “Only you know what you did to Mr Snell. You did everything in your power to literally get away with the murder of Mr Snell. You literally fed him to the badgers.”

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