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Man found guilty of murdering great-nephew with wine glass

16:05 28 September 2012

Raymond Dupree, 68, from Bishops Nympton, has been jailed for a minimum of 13 years after being found guilty of murder by a jury at Exeter Crown Court.

Raymond Dupree, 68, from Bishops Nympton, has been jailed for a minimum of 13 years after being found guilty of murder by a jury at Exeter Crown Court.

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Former boxer sentenced to 13 years for South Molton manor house killing.

A MAN has been jailed for life after killing his great-nephew with a wine glass at a family party.

Raymond Dupree, 68, from Bishops Nympton, will serve a minimum of 13 years in prison after being found guilty of murder by a jury at Exeter Crown Court today (Friday).

Ryan King, 20, was stabbed in the neck during a row at Snurridge Manor House, near South Molton, in the early hours of August 21 last year.

Ex-amateur boxer Dupree denied murder, telling the court he had only tried to punch Mr King in self-defence.

Following the verdict, senior investigating officer, Detective Inspector Dave Thorne said: “Justice has prevailed in this tragic case and Raymond Dupree has been convicted of murder.

“It was a needless attack which was unprovoked and undeserved with fatal consequences to Ryan King, a young man with his whole life ahead of him.

“Ryan was part of an extensive but close-knit family with many good friends and was liked by all.

“The trauma and loss that family and friends have experienced is beyond comprehension and although a conviction has been achieved, people will live with this loss for the rest of their lives.

“I would like to thank the prosecution team for their professionalism and the family for their calmness and resilience through this traumatic process.”

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