A 31-year-old man, Daniel Seggie, in Mackworth, Derbyshire was sentenced to life in prison at the Nottingham Crown Court for the brutal murder of his father, Geoff Seggie, according to BBC News.
On the night of December 1, 2016, the 59-year-old, who worked at Available Car, in Castle Donington, was found dead at his home located at 42 Marylebone Crescent with 60 stab wounds and injuries he sustained in a hammer attack. On May 18, Daniel admitted to killing his father in his bedroom and trying to cover his tracks by using Geoff’s cellphone, as well as lying to his own family. Police officials say Geoff was alive during the attack and “struggled for at least part of the assault.”
Detective Chief Inspector Emlyn Richards, who was the lead investigator in the case, spoke at Daniel’s sentencing, stating that “Geoffrey Seggie was subject to a savage, brutal, and sustained attack in his own home by someone whom he had loved, cared for and should have been able to trust implicitly.”
“Instead, his life was senselessly taken away while he lay in his own bed,” Richards continued. “Daniel Seggie has never spoken of the reasons this attack took place or the motivation for it doing so. This has left Geoffrey’s family, friends and associates second guessing about the events that unfolded at 42 Marylebone Crescent on the evening of Tuesday, November 29, 2016.”
“As a result of this horrific incident, Geoffrey Seggie received in excess of 80 injuries. Rather than seek help for his father, Daniel Seggie attended A&E for a cut to his hand and then set about deceiving other family members to access Geoffrey’s finances.”
“There was no concern for Geoffrey as Daniel returned to the address where his father lay murdered and he carried on with his routine as though nothing had happened,” Richards added.
Richards went on to say that after Daniel stabbed his father 60 times and attacked him with a hammer, he tried to clean the murder weapons, as well as the home, and hide them underneath his bed. After the killing, Daniel reportedly spent his father’s money and drove around town in his vehicle.
Surveillance footage captured Daniel, who was dressed in clothing that hid his identity, at an ATM in Mackworth, withdrawing money his father’s account.
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It didn’t take long, however, until police officials found the weapons used in Geoff’s murder and gathered enough evidence to charge Daniel with his father’s murder, aside from his confession.
Daniel was sentenced to life in prison for the brutal murder of his father on Wednesday, May 31. Police were never able to find a motive for the killing and the Daniel has yet to say why he murdered his father in cold blood.
Richards stated that he hoped that Daniel would later open up and tell his family why he committed a heinous act as the family is deserving of having closure.
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A victim impact statement, which was read in court, stated as follows: “As a mom, I never expected this ever. I may never see Daniel leave prison ever but Ben has lost his dad and lost his brother and I cannot believe what Daniel has done.”
“I feel very conflicted. Ben has had everything taken away from him but Daniel is still my son and I love him and Ben. I hate what he has done but I will always be his mom. I wish Daniel would tell us the reasons why he has done what he has done, but I don’t suspect he ever will.”
The victim’s other son, Ben, stated that his father was “was an amazing dad. He was always there for his family and friends. Life will never be the same without him. We miss him so much.”
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