Two jailed for killing Northampton man

21 February 2019, 19:10 | Updated: 21 February 2019, 19:12

Murder

Two men have today (Thursday, 21st February) been sentenced in connection with the murder of 34 year-old Daniel Fitzjohn (pictured).

Daniel Quinn, 28, of Wolverhampton, was given a life sentence (with a minimum 27 years) after he was found guilty of murder.

Parminder Sanghera, 25, of Wolverhampton, was given 10½ years after previously being found guilty of manslaughter.

Daniel Fitzjohn, an innocent man who had no history of involvement with the police or with drugs and was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time, was stabbed twice by Daniel Quinn in the Kingsley area of Northampton on June 14, 2018. He was taken to Northampton General Hospital but sadly died a short time later.  

Prosecutor Mary Loram QC read out a statement at sentencing from Mr Fitzjohn’s father who stated ‘it has been unbearable - they have ripped a hole through everything I knew and changed it forever’ and a statement from Mr Fitzjohn’s mother who stated ‘Daniel was such a good person, he worked so hard and everyone who knew him loved him so much’.

On sentencing, His Honour Judge Rupert Mayo, spoke of how Daniel was ‘in the wrong place at the wrong time’, that this was a ‘senseless killing’ from a man ‘in a total rage’. Addressing Daniel Quinn, he said: “You intended to kill and you did so. Your actions after that displayed a total lack of remorse.”

Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Chief Inspector Ally White, said: “I welcome the sentences handed out to Quinn and Sanghera today and I hope their time behind bars will give them the opportunity to reflect on the devastation they have caused.

“Mr Fitzjohn has been universally described by those that knew him as a decent, mild-mannered man and I am pleased that we have managed to get justice for him and his family.”