A man has been sectioned indefinitely for killing a “funny and caring” father in his Lewisham home.
Daniel Burrell, 40, of no fixed address, was convicted for manslaughter at the Old Bailey last Tuesday (July 13) for killing Barrington Davis, 54.
Police were called to Torridon Road, Catford, at around 7am on May 16 2019 to reports of a peculiar smell wafting from Mr Davis’ flat.
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Barrington’s family described him as ”an intelligent, well-dressed, music-loving, funny and caring father, brother and uncle, who we will all miss dearly.”
They added: “The verdict of manslaughter has brought some form of closure to our family and although this won’t bring Barrington back, we feel as though justice has prevailed. There will always be a void left in our hearts.”
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Burrell was sectioned indefinitely at a psychiatric hospital.
A special post-mortem took place at Greenwich Mortuary on Sunday, May 19 2019 and found the cause of death to have been multiple stab wounds.
Burrell, then 39, was arrested on May 18 2019 on suspicion of murder.
He was released under investigation and following police enquires was charged with Mr Davis’s murder on November 4 2019.
Detective Inspector Jo Sidaway of the Met’s Specialist Crime Command said: “Our thoughts today are with the family of Barrington Davis.
“We may never know the circumstances surrounding his death and it saddens me to leave his loved ones with so many questions unanswered. I hope that they find a measure of closure now that legal proceedings are at an end.
“I agree with the verdict and the sentence handed down and am relieved that Daniel Burrell will now receive the medical help that he needs in an environment where he is not a danger to others.”