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.
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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.”