‘Drug-addicted’ killers embarked on an ‘orgy of deadly violence’

Thursday, 6 July 2017

‘Drug-addicted’ killers embarked on an ‘orgy of deadly violence’ thumbnailRespected Randalstown Chinese businessman, Nelson Cheung, who was murdered on January 8, 2015. His killers were described as ‘drug addled parasites’ by a judge last week.

Two Co Antrim men, jailed for a total of 25 years last week for the brutal murder of Chinese businessman Nelson Cheung, were described in court as 'drug-addled parasitic' killers.
Sentencing Christopher David Menaul (27) and 35-year old Virgilio Augusto Fernando Correia at Belfast Crown Court for murdering Mr Cheung and for attacking and robbing his wife Winnie, Mr Justice Treacy said: "The lives of two honest, hard-working people were totally destroyed by the actions of drug-addled, parasitic assailants who were motivated by the need to feed their drugs habits."
While Correia, formerly of Grant Avenue in Randalstown, was told he will serve a minimum sentence of 16 years without any remission before he is considered eliguible for release, Menaul, originally from Barra Street in Antrim, was handed a minimum jail term of nine years.
Mr and Mrs Cheung had just closed their takeaway restaurant on Randalstown's Main Street in the early hours of January 8, 2015 and were making their way home to Ballymena where their jeep was rammed by Menaul and Correia.
*Read the full story in this week's Ballymena Guardian


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