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Who is Lewis Peake?
29-year-old Lewis Peake, 20-year-old Michael Wilson and two Liverpool youths, 14 and 17, were convicted in Manchester Crown Court of manslaughter after a jury found they deliberately aided or encouraged the attack.
All four were also convicted of conspiracy to rob before being sentenced today.
Peake, of Bolton, was jailed for 13 years; Kirkby’s Wilson received a nine-year sentence, and the teens, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, will be held for six and eight years.
A fifth defendant will go to trial later this year for McMyler’s death.
How old is Lewis Peake?
He is 29 year old.
Attack and Death
Two men and two teenagers have been locked up for 36 years after kicking to death a father of two when his £ 11,000 gold Rolex watch was stolen.
Steven McMyler, 34, was attacked inside the grounds of the Wigan Parish Church on the afternoon of August 6 last year.
On the day of his death, McMyler, who worked as a carpenter, was in a nearby pub in the center of town when 29-year-old Peake learned that he was wearing the 18-carat Submariner watch.
Peake first tried to persuade two boys, ages 12 and 13, outside The Raven pub to help him rob Mr. McMyler and offered them £ 100 each, a court heard.
His offer was rejected but he persisted with his ‘cowardly’ plan because, by chance, the Liverpool group entered the cemetery after arriving by train from the city, the court was told.
Mr McMyler was attacked within the gardens of Wigan Parish Church
The Crown said the defendants were “opportunistic predators” who saw an opportunity to take advantage of McMyler, who was alone and had been drinking.
The trial heard that McMyler had opted for a ‘clean break’ when traveling to Thailand, but he decided not to do so when he realized that he needed to isolate himself for fifteen days due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
He returned to his house from London on the afternoon of August 6 and still had his suitcase with him.
The court heard that Peake later returned unashamedly to the scene of the attack and happened to take Mr. McMyler’s phone and suitcase while he was dying.
The watch has never been recovered.
In sentencing, Judge Turner told the defendants: ‘The jury was sure CCTV showed Peake taking the Liverpool group aside and shortly after Mr McMyler was attacked with all of you in close and intimidating proximity.
After the attack, all the members of the Liverpool group fled and escaped in what I am sure was a state of euphoria, the description given by the witnesses.
“I have heard of the impact that Mr. McMyler’s death has had on his mother, his two young daughters, and his mothers.
“Her loss of him has had a profound impact and no sentence from this court will come close to atoning for his death.”
Lewis Peake Quicks and Facts
- Steven McMyler, 34, was killed outside Wigan Parish Church in August last year
- Lewis Peake 29, Michael Wilson, 20, and two youths convicted of manslaughter
- All four also found guilty of conspiracy to rob before being sentenced today
- Peake jailed for 13 years, Wilson for a nine and teens for six years and eight years
- A fifth defendant will go on trial later this year over Mr McMyler’s death