Man convicted of murdering grandmother

|News, Violent crime

A man who stabbed his 74-year-old grandmother to death has today (19 October) been convicted of her murder.

Greg Irvin, 26, denied killing his grandmother, Anne James, but was found guilty following a trial at Wolverhampton Crown Court.

Ms James’ body was found by a neighbour at her home in Walsall on 27 December last year.

The court heard how Irvin stabbed Ms James more than 30 times and fled the scene, taking with him the murder weapon which has never been found.

Jason Corden-Bowen from the CPS said: “Greg Irvin abused his grandmother’s trust and murdered her in her home. She allowed him access to her locked property and he responded by killing her in an apparently motiveless and brutal attack.

“He callously abandoned her and later denied being in her house.

“The defendant claimed he had no memory of the incident but the CPS presented evidence to the jury, including CCTV footage and forensic evidence, which proved he was responsible.

“Our thoughts are today with the family and friends of Ms James.”

Irvin will be sentenced in due course.

Notes to editors

  • Jason Corden-Bowen is a District Crown Prosecutor with CPS West Midlands
  • Greg Irvin (13.09.1992) was charged and found guilty of one count of murder

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