Two Northampton men due to be sentenced for the murder of Jamie McMahon today

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Two men who killed Jamie McMahon in a town centre churchyard will be sentenced at Northampton Crown Court today (Friday).

Michael Francis, aged 33, of St James Road, Northampton, was found guilty of both the murder and robbery of Mr McMahon following a trial last month.

Mr McMahon’s body was found in St Giles Churchyard in the town centre on October 2 last year.

Francis had denied murder and robbery during a nine-day trial at Northampton Crown Court.

Mark Lewis, aged 19, of Clickers Drive, Upton, Northampton, had previously admitted killing the 26-year-old snooker club worker.

During the trial the court heard that Mr McMahon had been sitting on a bench in the churchyard shortly after 2am when he was attacked.

He tried to run away but had been forced to the ground and kicked at least seven times with ‘sufficient force’ in the head.

Mr McMahon suffered a fractured eye socket and an imprint of the sole of a trainer was left on his head.

He was left dead by the side of the path and his iPhone, wallet and cash were stolen.

Francis and Lewis are due to be sentenced at Northampton Crown Court this morning.

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