The 19-year-old teenage murderer was found dead in his prison cell after being jailed for killing the fisherman
A teenage murderer has been found dead in his prison cell after he was found guilty of beating an enthusiastic fisherman with a plank of wood on a summer fishing trip.
Lenny Crawt, who was seventeen at the time of the murder in July 2016, was jailed in March last year for the murder of 48-year-old Scott Wilkinson.
Crawt and his brother, Shane, who was sixteen at the time of the incident in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, were sentenced to life for the murder and their cousin, Charlie Smith, 24, was imprisoned for 13 years of manslaughter.
19-year-old Lenny Crawt was 16 when he, his brother, and his cousin cruelly attacked 48-year-old Scott Wilkinson while on a fishing trip in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey
In July 2016, the ill trio beat Mr. Wilkinson to death with a wooden board on Donkey Island
Staff found Crawt, 19, dead in his cell at Aylesbury Young Offenders Institution, Buckinghamshire, at routine checkups on May 16, around 5:30 am.
The death is considered not suspect.
A spokesman for the prison service, as reported in The sun, said: ‘HMP Aylesbury prisoner Lenny Crawt died on May 16.
“As with all deaths in custody, there will be an independent investigation by the prisons and probation ombudsman.”
When Wilkinson was murdered, he was fishing on Donkey Island, near his home in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey.
After his partner left, Scott was attacked by the trio of young thugs – who were the only other people to camp on the small island.
The evil gang hit, kicked and stabbed Scott before striking his head with a piece of wood, resulting in fatal head injuries.
Staff found Crawt dead in his cell at Aylesbury Young Offenders Institution, Buckinghamshire, (photo) while conducting routine investigations early on the morning of May 16.
Lenny’s brother Shane (18) (left) was also sentenced to life for the murder of Mr Wilkinson and 24-year-old Charlie Smith (right) was found guilty of manslaughter
During the test, the jury heard how Shane and Lenny Crawt and their cousin Charlie Smith had also camped on the island.
Smith, who had no permanent residence, and his cousins fled to nearby Grovelands Park and met a gang of young people they knew.
According to Surrey police, one of the three said, “I wouldn’t say anything if I were you because we killed someone tonight.”
Smith told an old school friend that he was on the run from “murder.”
Judge Johnathan Black said, “The three of you left the island without checking how badly he was injured and without warning the emergency services,” said the judge.
“He was placed in the River Thames and left to die alone and unaided.”
All three of the sick trio denied their involvement in the fisherman’s death – which, according to a heart monitor he wore, occurred only three hours after the attack on the night of July 27, 2016.
In court they deploy a so-called “murderous defense”, blaming each other for the murder.