Two jailed for killing Suffolk cancer sufferer John Vry

A man and a teenager who kicked a terminally ill cancer sufferer to death in Suffolk have been jailed for life.

Father-of-three John Vry, 55, suffered a “horrific and sustained” attack in an alleyway in Lowestoft in December 2008, Ipswich Crown Court heard.

James Killingback, 23, of Denmark Road, Lowestoft, was sentenced on Thursday to a minimum of 19 years in prison.

Aaron Breffitt, 17, of no fixed address, must serve a minimum of 12 years.

Mr Cry was confronted when he left his family home to buy chips and died in hospital from serious head injuries, prosecutor Karim Khalil told the court.

He had been told during the summer of 2008 he had between three and six months to live because of his illness….

Mr Khalil said Mr Vry, who had undergone surgery and chemotherapy for his cancer, was in no condition to defend himself.

Killingback and Breffitt both denied murdering Mr Vry but were found guilty in October after a trial.

A Section 39 Order banning the naming of Breffitt was lifted by the court upon his conviction.