A 'jealous' murderer from Huddersfield who killed a suspected love rival in a ‘brutal’ and ‘bestial’ attack has lost an appeal bid to get his jail term slashed.
Lyn, of Huntingdon Avenue, Bradley, saw the Facebook post on his way home from work on July 18 last year. He proceeded to get drunk on brandy and bought a set of three knives, Lady Justice Sharp told London’s Appeal Court.
He headed to Mr Campbell’s flat in Elland with the largest of the blades.
Lyn picked up a concrete planter and broke down the door of the Elizabeth Street property. Mr Campbell was asleep in bed on his back when he was attacked and had ‘no opportunity’ to defend himself, said Lady Justice Sharp.
Lyn stabbed him seven times in the neck and 13 times in the stomach. The victim’s head was ‘partially severed’ from his body and he was ‘partially disemboweled’, she added.
The judge who jailed Lyn said he had had ‘butchered’ his victim in an attack which was ‘bestial in its violence’.
After his arrest, Lyn asked police, ‘Is he dead yet?’ and ‘what would you f***ing do if you caught your girlfriend cheating on you?’
Richard Wright QC, for Lyn, argued that punishment was far ‘too tough’ ,
Lady Justice Sharp said: “The sentence was undoubtedly a severe one, but in our view the judge gave cogent reasons for reaching it.
“This was a terrible and most brutal crime. The appeal against sentence is dismissed."