Two men convicted and jailed for murder - Nash, Buckinghamshire

24/09/2015

Two men have today, Thursday, 24 September 2015, been convicted at Luton Crown Court and sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of Adam Fanelli in Nash, Buckinghamshire.

Jemma Price, aged 30, of no fixed abode, and Addy McAllister, aged 34, of Charlesworth Street, Bolsover, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, were both found unanimously guilty by a jury following a three-week trial.

Price was sentenced to life and is to serve a minimum of 17 years imprisonment, and McAllister was sentenced to life and is to serve a minimum of 14 years imprisonment.

On 17 March 2015, officers attended Nash Park in Winslow Road, Nash shortly after 9am, following a report from South Central Ambulance Service.  The body of Adam Fanelli, aged 31, from Dunstable, Bedfordshire, was discovered on a piece of waste land at the rear of the caravan site deceased with head and facial injuries.

Price and McAllister had been seen in a vehicle with Adam Fanelli during the previous day.

McAllister was arrested on 24 March and was charged with murder on 26 March and Price was arrested on 31 March and was charged with murder on 1 April.

Adrian Foster, Chief Crown Prosecutor for Thames and Chiltern Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said: "This case involved the tragic murder of 31-year-old Adam Fanelli in Nash Park, Nash, near Milton Keynes in March.

"On the morning of Tuesday, 17 March 2015, Adam's body was found beaten to death in a small field adjacent to a small caravan site. Addy McAllister (known as BoyBoy) and Jemma Price, fuelled with drugs and alcohol, had viciously attacked him after an argument. The cause of death was blunt head/facial injuries. Astonishingly, 159 separate injuries were recorded at the post mortem. McAllister and Price are clearly extremely violent and dangerous men.

"The motive for the attack remains a mystery, but is believed to be drug related. Precisely why McAllister and Price chose to jointly end the life of another human being in such a brutal fashion is known only to them.

"McAllister and Price both admitted being present when a fight broke out involving Adam, but blamed each other, claimed they had each tried to stop the fight, left and were not responsible for his death. They pleaded not guilty to Adam's murder, but today, 24 September 2015, the jury found them guilty of his murder despite their denials.

"We have worked closely with Thames Valley Police since this investigation was launched and as a result of the hard work and diligence of the prosecution team, a just outcome has been achieved.

"We know that nothing will bring Adam back to his family and friends, but we hope that today's conviction and sentence brings them at least a small sense that justice has been done. Our thoughts are very much with them all at this time."

Speaking following the convictions Senior Investigating Officer Detective Chief Inspector Simon Steel, from Thames Valley Police's Major Crime Unit, said: "Price and McAllister brutally killed Adam Fanelli and no court result will ever bring him back to those who loved him.

"Mr Fanelli was a son, partner and a father to young children. Every day his family have to live life without him and deal with the impact of this horrific crime which has forever taken him away from them.

"However, I hope this verdict provides them with some sort of resolution from what is clearly a traumatic time.

"I would like to thank everyone who was involved with todays conviction particularly the family for their dignity, the witnesses who gave evidence in the case and everyone involved in what was a complex investigation."