Guilty Of Acton Hammer Murder
Man killed his friend at flat in Cumberland Park
A man who attacked his friend with a claw hammer has been found guilty of his murder.
Giuseppe Lo Medico, 55 , of no fixed address, was convicted of the murder of Terrence Longman, 50, at a flat in Cumberland Park, Acton, on 24 March.
He was convicted on Wednesday, 7 October following a trial at the Old Bailey.
A murder investigation was launched following the discovery of a Mr Longman's body at the flat.
Officers had been led to the flat by Lo Medico who walked into Acton Police Station and told the station officer that he had been drinking and that he thought that his friend was dead.
At about 21:45hrs on Tuesday, 24 March officers forced entry to the property and found Mr Longman. They found a claw hammer at the scene.
Lo Medico was arrested by officers.
On Wednesday, 25 March a special post-mortem examination took place at Uxbridge Mortuary and the cause of death was given as a head injury.
It is believed he had been struck between 12 and 13 times on the forehead with a hammer.
Lo Medico was charged on 26 March.
He will be sentenced on Monday, 12 October.
8th October 2015