Two monster teens slashed a factory supervisor over 100 times with a samurai sword and tried to chop his head off in a gruesome murder.
Robert Wilson, 53, was investigating youths hanging around outside the plant in Huddersfield when he was hacked to death.
Kiyran Earnshaw murdered the worker with a samurai sword
Luke Gaukroger wanted to decapitate the dad
Kiyran Earnshaw, 18, and 16-year-old Luke Gaukroger, who was 15 at the time, passed the 20ins blade between them during the attack while shouting “pass me the shank.”
A judge lifted a reporting restriction allowing Gaukroger to be named this afternoon.
Leeds Crown Court heard how chilling audio recorded on Robert’s phone captured the teen shouting: “Get his head, I want to cut his head, Kia I want to cut his head”.
The recording also captured the worker’s pleas as he begged the pair to stop during the “frenzied and senseless” ten-minute attack.
Both teens, who have previous convictions for violent offences, admitted murder and causing a colleague grievous bodily harm with intent.
Earnshaw was caged for life with a minimum of 22 years today, while Gaukroger was jailed for life with a minimum of 16 years and eight months.
Robert’s heartbroken wife Elaine said his death was “completely incomprehensible”, adding: “How on earth have we come to this and why?”
She also revealed she received a letter from one of the defendants saying it was the “worse night of my life and ‘I’m sorry”.
Elaine told in an emotional statement how she went into a “downward spiral” after learning about her husband’s horrific death.