Son, 21, beat his ‘disciplinarian’ dad, 90, to death in row over £10

Son, 21, beat his ‘disciplinarian’ dad, 90, to death in row over £10

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A MAN beat his disciplinarian dad, 90, to death after rowing over a tenner.

Michael Burns, 21, hit frail William in the face and ribs during a blazing row at their home in Liverpool.

Michael Burns, 21, was caged for three years and four months after pleading guilty to manslaughter
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He was caged for three years and four months after pleading guilty to manslaughter.

The row broke out last March when William returned from church and asked to borrow £10.

Michael ranted that he was sick of lending money as he was saving for the birth of his child.

William challenged Michael to a fight, and was quickly punched to the ground.


He was diagnosed with facial fractures and a pair of broken ribs, and died in hospital a fortnight later after developing pneumonia.

When interviewed, Burns described his relationship with his parents as “brilliant”, but said he had “flipped” after his father, described as a disciplinarian, had threatened to kill him.

Judge Andrew Menary, QC, said despite being on the autism spectrum Burns should have known not to repeatedly punched his elderly father, and accepted he now regretted his actions.


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