Two-punch killer jailed for four years after assault in Wisbech led to man’s death

A MAN who killed another man with two punches as he walked to watch a live band has been jailed for four years.

John Anthony Muffett, 34, of Pickards Way, Wisbech, chased 49-year-old Peter Kofie after seeing him Churchill Road, Wisbech, at about 9pm on Sunday August 8 last year.

Mr Kofie had been with friends at a house in the town when he said he was leaving to go and listen to a live band at Wisbech’s Five Bells pub.

But as he made his way into Norwich Road wearing flip-flops, a t-shirt and shorts, he was confronted, punched and knocked to the pavement.

The assault caused a rupture to the artery in Mr Kofie’s neck and he died a short while after being taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn.

Muffett was arrested on the morning of August 12 at his Wisbech home and initially claimed to have acted in self-defence but pleaded guilty to manslaughter on January 25. He was sentenced at Cambridge Crown Court on Friday.

Det Chief Insp George Barr said: “Muffett did not intend to kill but the violence he used always ran the risk of causing serious harm.

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“I hope the sentence handed down gives some comfort to Mr Kofie’s family and friends who can now move on knowing that justice has been done.”

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