CORBY KILLING: Man admits killing Thomas Gravestock

Corby man Sean Doherty has admitted killing Thomas Gravestock just days before a murder trial was due to take place.

The 24-year-old pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of Mr Gravestock, who died in Corby in August 2018.

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Sean Doherty NNL-190214-093919005


Doherty, of Lincoln Way, Corby, entered the plea at a pre-trial hearing yesterday (Wednesday, February 13) at Northampton Crown Court.


His plea came as a shock to the police who had expected Monday’s three-week murder trial to go ahead.


Doherty was originally charged with murder after Mr Gravestock was found dead at a property in Butterwick Walk, Corby, on Wednesday, August 22. A post mortem examination found he died as a result of chest, abdominal and brain injuries.


Doherty is due to be sentenced on Thursday, February 28, at Northampton Crown Court.

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Thomas Gravestock NNL-190214-093930005

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Sean Doherty NNL-190214-093941005