Pirate FM News

Keep up to date with the latest news delivered direct to your Inbox.

Pool Murder Tributes

murder peter oates
Delicious Submit this page to reddit

12:45pm 8th December 2012

The family of a man battered to death at a supported home in Cornwall have paid tribute as his killer waits to be sentenced.

On Friday, Somes McFarland was convicted of murdering another resident at Henley House in Pool.

Truro Crown Court heard how Peter Oates suffered 19 fractured ribs, head and neck injuries last March.

28 year old Somes McFarland who has Asperger's Syndrome claimed he was drunk at the time of the attack.

He has been remanded in custody and will be sentenced on 21st December.

51 year old Peter's family have released the following statement:

"Peter Oates was a loving son, brother, uncle and nephew who is sadly missed by all his family and many friends.

"He was well loved by everyone who knew him; he was friendly and took care of both his family and friend. He was a generous man, kind-hearted and although he had problems in his life he always remained cheerful and positive.

"He loved going to the beach and in the past enjoyed keeping birds in his aviary.

"He was very protective of Rose his mother and took care of her. Everybody loved Peter and he was well known in Pool where he lived before he died.

"We still find it hard to believe that Peter is no longer with us and find it difficult to comprehend the tragic circumstances in which he died.

"We are pleased that justice has been done today and that the perpetrator has been convicted. We would like to thank the police officers that carried out the investigation, CPS and everyone that has helped and supported us over these last six months."

Detective Inspector Stuart Ellis of Devon and Cornwall Police's Major Crime Investigation Team said: "This has been a tragic case and my thoughts remain with the victim's family."

12:45pm 8th December 2012

Share This Story

Delicious Submit this page to reddit
Suggested articles
st austell body 3

Three Men Plead 'Not Guilty' To St Austell Murder

A man was found unconscious in a park

Most read
whiterock road wadebridge

Woman Dies In House Fire

'Brave' neighbour attempted to rescue her in Wadebridge

starlings 2

WATCH: The Weird Moment Thousands Of Birds Descend On A Cornish Village

It looks like something out of a horror film - but locals were horrified by the mess it left...

Top articles

Pirate FM Cornwall News Update - 7th January 2016

Cornwall Video News: Officials say they’re holding talks to find new jobs for hundreds of workers in Bodmin.

Royal Mail to increase stamp prices from next month

National News: The price of stamps is to increase next month, Royal Mail has announced.

VIDEO: Cats Die From 'Anti-Freeze Poisoning'

Cornwall News: Vets warn others are missing in Camborne and Redruth

Beyonce to miss Coachella festival 'on doctors' advice'

Showbiz News: Beyonce has pulled out of this year's Coachella festival following advice from her doctors.

At least 68 killed in bombings near town recaptured from Islamic State

World News: Two car bomb attacks near the northern Syrian town of al Bab have killed at least 68 people.

Ranieri defied 5,000-1 odds - but it wasn't enough for Leicester

Sports News: In Monte Carlo last week, Usain Bolt attempted the greatest sporting selfie of all time at the star-studded Laureus Awards. 

Men and women 'need different things' to keep friendships alive

Strange News: Your ability to keep long-distance friendships alive may depend on your gender, according to a new study.

Newer article

Argyle V. York

Cornwall News: Plymouth battle to stop the rot

Older article

A30 Won't Be Dualled Until 2016

Cornwall News: Work will not begin until 2015 despite extra money from Chancellor

Cornwall's Pirate FMPirate Extra Footer LogoEscape to Cornwall radioLoveCornwall.com - The Cornish Business DirectoryPirate Education and Training

 

© Copyright Pirate FM

Pirate FM cannot be held responsible for the content of external links.