Calvin Patrickson jailed for life for murder


Calvin Patrickson has today been sentenced at Carlisle Crown Court for murdering 29-year-old Daniel McMullen at Beech Court in Workington on 7 January 2017.

Following a night out, a group of friends returned to Daniel McMullen's house where Calvin Patrickson stabbed him numerous times to the legs, arms and chest. Two of the stab wounds penetrated his heart and lungs which proved to be fatal.

HHJ Davies sentenced Calvin Patrickson to life imprisonment with a minimum tariff of 18 years.

Stuart Pattinson for the CPS said: "This is a tragic case of a night out with friends ending with devastating consequences.

"It was the prosecution case that following a disagreement, the two men made amends. However, soon afterwards Calvin Patrickson carried out a pre-meditated attack by arming himself with a knife from the kitchen which he used to stab Daniel multiple times. 

"The CPS worked closely with the police to build a strong prosecution case, which left him with no other choice than to plead guilty to murder.

"We hope that today's sentence offers the family and friends of Daniel McMullen a sense that justice has been served.  Our thoughts are very much with them at this time."

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Stuart Pattinson is a Senior Crown Prosecutor for CPS North West