Two appear in court for murder after victim dies from 2006 assault
- Credit: Archant
Two men appeared in court accused of murder after the victim of an attack by both men more than 14 years ago died from his injuries.
Shane Wright, previously of Eastrea near Whittlesey, and Kieron Hennessey, of Peterborough, left Paul Machin with irreversible brain damage and paralysis in 2006.
Wright, aged 17 at the time, was jailed for just over three years for his role in the attack on Mr Machin, aged 46, as he walked at Cherry Orton Road.
The pair attacked Mr Machin and his partner Jane Powell while the couple were on their way home from watching an England football match in the pub.
Wright and Hennessy had committed the attack, on September 6 2006, while on bail for another violent assault.
You may also want to watch:
Both men have appeared in court to answer charges of murder in connection with the assault after Mr Machin died in 2019.
Wright, 31, of HMP Swaleside, and Hennessey, 32, of Wesleyan Road, Peterborough, have both been remanded in custody following separate court appearances.
- 1 Busy month as port handles nine ships in May
- 2 Damning care home report reveals all areas ‘require improvement’
- 3 Two mystery sinkholes appear across town during scorching weekend
- 4 Two lorry crash blocks part of A14 in Cambridgeshire
- 5 Mayor ‘wantonly diverted’ £40m of housing cash
- 6 ‘It’s a sad thing really’ - vandalism at village church and war memorial
- 7 Jail for man who broke partner’s nose and intimidated witness
- 8 A fiver for a photographic tour of historic Wisbech
- 9 Walking tours, open days and exhibitions to 'celebrate the Fens'
- 10 Thunderstorms set to hit Cambs after hot intense weekend
Mr Machin suffered irreversible brain damage and paralysis as a result of the assault.