AN ACOCKS GREEN man who murdered an innocent Jaguar Land Rover employee by stamping on his head after a pub dispute has been jailed for life.
Simeon Corry, from Gospel Lane, lashed out at Garry Twist and his partner Rosemary Garvey moments after he was turned away from the College Arms pub in Shaftmoor Lane, Hall Green, on September 30 last year by staff who were concerned about his behaviour.
Birmingham Crown Court heard the couple had left the pub but were followed by Corry.
He smashed a wine bottle which he had swiped from the bar over Mr Twist’s head knocking him over.
Mr Twist lay defenceless on the floor, 32-year-old Corry stamped on his head and left his partner unconscious, hitting her as she tried to intervene.
Passers-by called for an ambulance while paramedics tried desperately to save the 54-year-old’s life.
West Midlands Police say Corry then walked into a nearby Indian restaurant and ordered a curry.
But staff spotted blood on his hands and called police who arrested him from the restaurant in the early hours of October 1.
Mr Twist suffered a bleed on the brain and passed away in hospital a few days after the attack.
And at Birmingham Crown Court today (Wednesday, April 25) Corry was jailed for life to serve a minimum of 20 years after being found guilty of murder by the jury yesterday (Tuesday, April 24).
He will also serve three and a half years to run concurrently for the assault on Ms Garvey.
Detective inspector Harry Harrison who led the case said: “Corry was clearly out to cause trouble that night.
“Sadly Mr Twist and his partner were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time.
“Corry took his frustration out on the couple having been refused a drink; he made unpleasant comments and tried to provoke a confrontation. Fearing trouble, they walked away but Corry followed them and launched a savage and totally unprovoked attack on them both.
“This is a desperately sad case for the victims and their families and friends. There is no place in a civilised society for people like Corry and he has rightly been put behind bars for a long time. I hope the conviction offers those affected some comfort.”