Andrew Burfield changed his plea at Preston Crown Court to confess to the murder of Katie Kenyon, a mother-of-two. She was allegedly struck 12 times with an axe. The 51-year old was accused of murdering Ms Kenyon April 22nd and then burying her body in a hole he excavated the previous day in the Lancashire Forest of Bowland. He should be sentenced on Thursday. David McLachlan KC, the prosecution’s lawyer, told the jury on the first day that Burfield was taken into custody after she went missing at 33 years old. He was then interrogated four more times before finally refusing to give any information about her whereabouts.
Burfield said Burfield’s story changed after a “discovery”, in his penultimate interview. Burfield, Burnley, informed the police that he had taken Ms Kenyon to Gisburn Forest. He had “bet” that he could not smash a can of beer with his axe.
He testified in court that he claimed that he was trying to reach for the tree by her side and that it had hit her head. He claimed that she was only injured by the axe’s head, but that she did not sustain any other injuries. However, a post-mortem examination showed that she had been struck approximately 12 times.
According to Mr McLachlan, Dr Jamie Robinson, a pathologist who specializes in forensics, examined Ms Kenyon and found that Burfield’s claims were “completely absurd.” It was revealed at his trial that Ms Kenyon had sent Burfield a message on the morning of her death, in which she expressed excitement for “a new chapter.”
Jurors were informed that they were seen later in the morning driving in his Ford Transit, stopping at McDonald’s to view surveillance footage before heading towards the woods. According to the prosecution, Burfield allegedly murdered her and left her body in the forest for just over 42 minutes. Police found Ms. Kenyon’s body after searching for her for over a week.
Tyson Fury, WBC heavyweight champion, has set a condition to face Deontay Wilder in the fourth round. The WBC heavyweight champion stated that he would only take part in the fight if it took place in the United Kingdom. Wilder has been a fierce rival in recent years.
But, the differences between Fury, Wilder and their fights have been resolved. Fury won a stoppage victory in their classic trio encounter. Both fighters thought about retiring from the ring after the fight. Wilder suggested that Fury and Wilder might fight again in the future. Wilder also saluted Fury’s punching power, and expressed interest in another fight.
During an interview with BT Sports, Fury spoke about Wilder’s fourth fight and stated, “Deontay Wilder will now fight Andy Ruiz Jr. in a final eliminator fight me. That would be incredible over here at Wembley.