Murderer to be sentenced tomorrow

Essex County Standard: Killer Edward Redman Killer Edward Redman

MURDERER Edward Redman is due to be sentenced tomorrow after stabbing teenager Jay Whiston to death.

Redman, 18, of Weyland Drive, Stanway, will receive a mandatory life sentence.

The starting point for the minimum number of years he will serve, before being able to apply for parole, is 12 because he was just 17-years-old at the time of the murder.

Judge Charles Gratwicke can move this up or down but must explain why.

Had Redman been 18-years-old when he killed Jay Whiston, in September 2012, the starting point would have been 25 years.

Redman was found guilty of murder on Monday, April 7, after a three month trial.

His father Gary Redman, 51, of Halstead Road, Eight Ash Green, brother John Redman, 19, of High Street, Halstead and former girlfriend Shannon Fenlon, 19, of Jameson Road, Clacton were found guilty of conspiring to pervert the course of justice.

Redman has spent almost a year in custody already with the others remanded following the guilty verdicts.

Jay Whiston, of Aster Close, Clacton, was repeatedly stabbed at a house party in Marlowe Way, Lexden, Colchester.

He died soon after at Colchester General Hospital.

A packed courtroom is expected for the sentencing with family and friends of Jay keen to attend.

Additional security is also expected.

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11:43am Wed 30 Apr 14

Route88 says...

As we all know, judges are constrained by sentencing guidelines but I really do hope that the judge imposes the maximum sentence he can in this case. This was an absolutely shocking murder and subsequent cover up by Redman's family.
As we all know, judges are constrained by sentencing guidelines but I really do hope that the judge imposes the maximum sentence he can in this case. This was an absolutely shocking murder and subsequent cover up by Redman's family. Route88
  • Score: 33

5:46pm Wed 30 Apr 14

girlmontofri says...

I hope the judge has considered it all. Especially when his brother and him went to colxhester independent high school both from Early years. So it's not like they did not know right from wrong. Although as a parent my son was in the same year as Redman and he said he was always in trouble and fighting he eventually got expelled in year 10 for violence at school. No teaching some just born to be trouble.
I hope the judge has considered it all. Especially when his brother and him went to colxhester independent high school both from Early years. So it's not like they did not know right from wrong. Although as a parent my son was in the same year as Redman and he said he was always in trouble and fighting he eventually got expelled in year 10 for violence at school. No teaching some just born to be trouble. girlmontofri
  • Score: 4

7:36pm Wed 30 Apr 14

Copford says...

If he'd admitted what he'd done, pleaded guilty and shown some genuine remorse then maybe 12 years would be appropriate. I doubt it was premeditated or he intended to fatally injure poor young Jay.

As it is, he's put Jay's family through even more trauma by making them sit through a 12 week trial. He's also taken 2 members of his family and his ex-girlfriend down with him. A tragedy on so many levels. One moment of idiocy and thuggery has wrecked many lives. His sentence should reflect this.
If he'd admitted what he'd done, pleaded guilty and shown some genuine remorse then maybe 12 years would be appropriate. I doubt it was premeditated or he intended to fatally injure poor young Jay. As it is, he's put Jay's family through even more trauma by making them sit through a 12 week trial. He's also taken 2 members of his family and his ex-girlfriend down with him. A tragedy on so many levels. One moment of idiocy and thuggery has wrecked many lives. His sentence should reflect this. Copford
  • Score: 5

11:50am Thu 1 May 14

Monkey1980 says...

girlmontofri wrote:
I hope the judge has considered it all. Especially when his brother and him went to colxhester independent high school both from Early years. So it's not like they did not know right from wrong. Although as a parent my son was in the same year as Redman and he said he was always in trouble and fighting he eventually got expelled in year 10 for violence at school. No teaching some just born to be trouble.
You say an independent Colchester school...I'd love to know which one as I was also attending one, back in the day. It wouldn't happen to be on Wellesley Road would it?
[quote][p][bold]girlmontofri[/bold] wrote: I hope the judge has considered it all. Especially when his brother and him went to colxhester independent high school both from Early years. So it's not like they did not know right from wrong. Although as a parent my son was in the same year as Redman and he said he was always in trouble and fighting he eventually got expelled in year 10 for violence at school. No teaching some just born to be trouble.[/p][/quote]You say an independent Colchester school...I'd love to know which one as I was also attending one, back in the day. It wouldn't happen to be on Wellesley Road would it? Monkey1980
  • Score: 1

2:48pm Thu 1 May 14

sandgrounder 1 says...

Monkey1980 wrote:
girlmontofri wrote:
I hope the judge has considered it all. Especially when his brother and him went to colxhester independent high school both from Early years. So it's not like they did not know right from wrong. Although as a parent my son was in the same year as Redman and he said he was always in trouble and fighting he eventually got expelled in year 10 for violence at school. No teaching some just born to be trouble.
You say an independent Colchester school...I'd love to know which one as I was also attending one, back in the day. It wouldn't happen to be on Wellesley Road would it?
I don't think this matters what school at the end of the day he stabbed jay to death he deserves every thing he gets carry a knife you either use it or someone takes it from you and stabbs you end of he has wrecked lives
[quote][p][bold]Monkey1980[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]girlmontofri[/bold] wrote: I hope the judge has considered it all. Especially when his brother and him went to colxhester independent high school both from Early years. So it's not like they did not know right from wrong. Although as a parent my son was in the same year as Redman and he said he was always in trouble and fighting he eventually got expelled in year 10 for violence at school. No teaching some just born to be trouble.[/p][/quote]You say an independent Colchester school...I'd love to know which one as I was also attending one, back in the day. It wouldn't happen to be on Wellesley Road would it?[/p][/quote]I don't think this matters what school at the end of the day he stabbed jay to death he deserves every thing he gets carry a knife you either use it or someone takes it from you and stabbs you end of he has wrecked lives sandgrounder 1
  • Score: 1

4:00pm Thu 1 May 14

girlmontofri says...

Monkey1980 wrote:
girlmontofri wrote:
I hope the judge has considered it all. Especially when his brother and him went to colxhester independent high school both from Early years. So it's not like they did not know right from wrong. Although as a parent my son was in the same year as Redman and he said he was always in trouble and fighting he eventually got expelled in year 10 for violence at school. No teaching some just born to be trouble.
You say an independent Colchester school...I'd love to know which one as I was also attending one, back in the day. It wouldn't happen to be on Wellesley Road would it?
Yes it is
[quote][p][bold]Monkey1980[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]girlmontofri[/bold] wrote: I hope the judge has considered it all. Especially when his brother and him went to colxhester independent high school both from Early years. So it's not like they did not know right from wrong. Although as a parent my son was in the same year as Redman and he said he was always in trouble and fighting he eventually got expelled in year 10 for violence at school. No teaching some just born to be trouble.[/p][/quote]You say an independent Colchester school...I'd love to know which one as I was also attending one, back in the day. It wouldn't happen to be on Wellesley Road would it?[/p][/quote]Yes it is girlmontofri
  • Score: 1

4:01pm Thu 1 May 14

girlmontofri says...

No my point was he had better opportunities than other and still he was bad person.
No my point was he had better opportunities than other and still he was bad person. girlmontofri
  • Score: 2

6:50pm Thu 1 May 14

girlmontofri says...

sandgrounder 1 wrote:
Monkey1980 wrote:
girlmontofri wrote:
I hope the judge has considered it all. Especially when his brother and him went to colxhester independent high school both from Early years. So it's not like they did not know right from wrong. Although as a parent my son was in the same year as Redman and he said he was always in trouble and fighting he eventually got expelled in year 10 for violence at school. No teaching some just born to be trouble.
You say an independent Colchester school...I'd love to know which one as I was also attending one, back in the day. It wouldn't happen to be on Wellesley Road would it?
I don't think this matters what school at the end of the day he stabbed jay to death he deserves every thing he gets carry a knife you either use it or someone takes it from you and stabbs you end of he has wrecked lives
Yes your right but he and his brother had more opportunities than some. They bullied people at school.and got away with alot also. His upbringing and his family values obviously were poor. He his family and ex Gf. We're or all are all bad people. And we all need to stand up against such bullies rather than molly coddle them. Which happens.
[quote][p][bold]sandgrounder 1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Monkey1980[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]girlmontofri[/bold] wrote: I hope the judge has considered it all. Especially when his brother and him went to colxhester independent high school both from Early years. So it's not like they did not know right from wrong. Although as a parent my son was in the same year as Redman and he said he was always in trouble and fighting he eventually got expelled in year 10 for violence at school. No teaching some just born to be trouble.[/p][/quote]You say an independent Colchester school...I'd love to know which one as I was also attending one, back in the day. It wouldn't happen to be on Wellesley Road would it?[/p][/quote]I don't think this matters what school at the end of the day he stabbed jay to death he deserves every thing he gets carry a knife you either use it or someone takes it from you and stabbs you end of he has wrecked lives[/p][/quote]Yes your right but he and his brother had more opportunities than some. They bullied people at school.and got away with alot also. His upbringing and his family values obviously were poor. He his family and ex Gf. We're or all are all bad people. And we all need to stand up against such bullies rather than molly coddle them. Which happens. girlmontofri
  • Score: 1

8:15pm Thu 1 May 14

ClactonObserver says...

The sentences today weren't good enough in my opinion, way to lenient. The father and brother will only serve 1 year inside, and the girlfriend will serve only 4 and a half months? For covering up a murder and lying under oath! What a disgrace.. I'd also have liked to see the little scumbag Redman only be eligible for parole at 40 years old rather than 35 years old. But still, 17 is better than 12.
The sentences today weren't good enough in my opinion, way to lenient. The father and brother will only serve 1 year inside, and the girlfriend will serve only 4 and a half months? For covering up a murder and lying under oath! What a disgrace.. I'd also have liked to see the little scumbag Redman only be eligible for parole at 40 years old rather than 35 years old. But still, 17 is better than 12. ClactonObserver
  • Score: 3

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