Teen's killer jailed for two years

A VIOLENT man who killed a Good Samaritan has been jailed for a minimum of two years but warned he will not be released until he is no longer a danger to the public.

James Hore

A VIOLENT man who killed a Good Samaritan in an Essex seaside town has been jailed for two years.

Mark Brewer, 22, had pleaded guilty to killing Dominic Barritt, 18, during a night out in Walton on the Naze during the August Bank Holiday weekend last year.

The teenager was attacked after he stepped in to protect a girl during a row in the street and was hit with a single punch by unemployed Brewer.

He died in hospital two days later.

Brewer, of Leytonstone, London, pleaded guilty to manslaughter last month and has been in custody before today's sentencing at Chelmsford Crown Court.

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Judge Christopher Ball sentenced Brewer to an indeterminate term, meaning he will not be released until he has proved he is no longer a danger to the public.

He will have to serve a minimum of two years.

Speaking after Dominic's death, his family said “their hearts would never mend”.

The sentence handed to Brewer reduced them to tears as they left the court.