A man has been jailed for life after being found guilty of killing his friend at a flat in Coventry following a city centre boozing session.
Jason Oâ€™Brien beat Michael Carrielies to death on the morning of 28 November 2013 at an address in Meadow House on Upper Spon Street.
He then asked a local shopkeeper to call an ambulance and paramedics confirmed Michaelâ€™s death on arrival. Police later arrested 39-year-old Oâ€™Brien at the scene.
A post-mortem revealed that Michael died as a result of multiple injuries including a significant blunt force assault to his head and neck.
Oâ€™Brien denied murder but was convicted by a jury at Birmingham Crown Court yesterday (10 June) and will serve at least 17 years before being considered for release.
Detective Inspector Ian Iliffe, from Force CID, said: “We will never know exactly what happened inside Meadow House on that morning, or why Oâ€™Brien brutally killed his friend Michael.
“My hope is that yesterdayâ€™s verdict and sentence brings some closure to his family who I know are heartbroken at their loss.”