Man jailed for killing Brighton widower Jeffrey Burrows
- 3 January 2013
- From the section Sussex
A man has been sent to prison for killing a 40-year-old widower who was found stabbed at his flat in Brighton.
Adam White, 22, of Bedford Place, Liverpool was convicted of the manslaughter of Jeffrey Burrows.
He had been found not guilty of Mr Burrows's murder in November after a 14-week trial at Lewes Crown Court.
Joel Elliott, 22, of North Road, Brighton, had been cleared of murder and discharged. White was sentenced to 10 years in prison.
After the trial, Det Supt Nick Sloan, of Sussex Police, said Mr Burrows's death had stemmed from "a trivial dispute" about drugs and a stolen scooter.
He said paramedics called to the flat in Norfolk Square on 29 April had treated Mr Burrows but he died later at the scene from stab wounds.
The victim's father, David Burrows, from Northern Ireland, issued a statement after the verdict which said the killing had been "a cowardly deed".
He said: "We are still deeply shocked and distressed that Jeff has been taken from us in this way."
Mr Burrows's family did not attend the sentencing hearing.