ALCOHOLIC and former drug addict Kim Driver lived a lonely, sad life in his Deighton flat.
But his fantasies about women were to cost him his life.
And yesterday, a brutal thug called Paul Kelly (below) was given a life sentence for the murder of Mr Driver, and was told he must spend at least 14 years behind bars.
Former drug user Mr Driver, 52, was said to have lived a rather sad existence at his ground floor flat at Crawthorne Crescent, Deighton.
But his made-up claims about sexual relationships with women cost him his life.
He claimed to have had a relationship with a former girlfriend of Kelly. Kelly sought a vicious revenge.
A jury at Bradford Crown Court yesterday found Kelly, 31, of Abbey Road, Fartown, guilty of murdering Mr Driver during an attack in which the deceased was stabbed in the chest and upper abdomen 11 times.
Kelly threatened to kill Mr Driver the day before the fatal attack and although he made confessions after the stabbing, he claimed during his trial that his former girlfriend, her sister and her mother lied about what he said.
Kelly was told he would have to serve a minimum of 14 years behind bars for the murderous attack last July.
The Honourable Mr Justice Coulson described Mr Driver as a harmless drunk and drug addict who made the mistake of suggesting to Kelly that he was having some form of relationship with Kelly’s ex-partner.
“There was nothing in Mr Driver’s boast,” said the judge.
“As one witness put it he was a fantasist.”