Life Sentence For Acton Hammer Murder

Man killed his friend at flat in Cumberland Park



Giuseppe Lo Medico

Sign up for our free newsletter

Comment on this story on the

A man who attacked his friend with a claw hammer in Acton has been sentenced to life imprisonment.

Giuseppe Lo Medico, 55 of no fixed address, was found guilty of the murder of Terrence Longman, 50 at a flat in Cumberland Park, Acton, on Tuesday, 24 March.

Lo Medico was sentenced to life imprisonment, to serve a minimum of 18 years, at the Old Bailey today, Monday, 12 October.

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 also 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 Thursday, 26 March. He was convicted on Wednesday, 7 October.


12th October 2015