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Man sentenced to life in prison after returning to murder scene to drunkenly tell police ‘what happened’

United Kingdom – A man in the United Kingdom has been sentenced to life imprisonment after returning to the scene of his crime, where he had murdered a father of two.

Essex Police launched the murder investigation last July, after Adrian Ellingford, 44, was assaulted at a residence in Chelmsford, England.

Ellingford died as a result of multiple stab wounds. Marek Hecko, 26, approached the murder scene while heavily intoxicated and carrying a bottle of brandy.

He began telling officers that he knew what had happened and that he could help. After becoming confrontational, he was arrested on suspicion of murder, and while in custody, he was identified as the main suspect.

During the trial, Hecko attempted to claim that he turned up to the scene after seeing what had happened on the news, despite the news not yet being available online.

According to officials, the court also learned that Ellingford was with a former partner of Hecko’s on the night of his death and that Hecko had exhibited stalking behavior towards her.

In court, Ellingford’s wife delivered a statement, describing how her husband was an amazing husband, loving son, a caring brother, a friend to many and most importantly a truly brilliant father.

Hecko was found guilty of murder at Chelmsford Crown Court and sentenced to life in prison, with a minimum of 26 years.

“This was a senseless attack on Adrian, which has left two children without a father,” Detective Chief Inspector Louise Metcalfe said. “I hope that they can move forward and find some closure now that Hecko is behind bars.”

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