Man who murdered pensioner, 82, in ‘act of mercy’ jailed for 25 years

Man who murdered pensioner, 82, in
Raymond Sykes was today jailed for 25 years for murder (Picture: PA)

A jobless man has been jailed for at least 25 years for bludgeoning a disabled pensioner to death with a claw hammer to get his bank card.

Cash-strapped Raymond Sykes attacked his former neighbour Arthur Walters-Girout, 82, in his own home on Monday June 15 last year, leaving him with a fractured skull and cheekbone.

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