At a previous hearing Jerome Ellis, was found guilty of the manslaughter of 54-year-old Neil Tulley on the grounds of loss of control. His brother, 23-year-old Joshua Ellis was found guilty of the murder of Mr Tulley and will be sentenced next month.
During the trial the court heard that the victim’s body was discovered with multiple stab wounds on the sofa at the family home on 13 August 2013. A forensic post mortem examination showed Mr Tulley had died after sustaining more than sixty stab wounds, including significant defence wounds to both of his forearms and around 40 stab wounds to his back.
A police manhunt and public appeal regarding the whereabouts of the two brothers was launched after they went missing following the fatal attack. They handed themselves in at Woking Police Station on the evening of Wednesday, 14 August 2013 where they were both subsequently arrested.
Commenting on the sentencing today Detective Chief Inspector Mark Preston said: “This was a tragic case in which a man was fatally injured and two families have been completely devastated as a result. It has been a distressing case for the jury and the investigation team involved which have had to deal with some particularly traumatic evidence and harrowing accounts.â€
Joshua Ellis is due to be sentenced at Guildford Crown Court on May 22.