Two men have today, Tuesday 28 January, been found guilty of murder and a man and a woman have been found guilty of manslaughter.
Courtney Valentine-Brown , who lived in Southend, was found with a stab wound to his leg at an address on Roots Hall Drive, shortly before midnight on Thursday 21 February.
Despite the efforts of police officers and paramedics, who spent more than an hour battling to save his life, Courtney sadly died. He died just days after celebrating his 36th birthday.
Today at Basildon Crown Court, a jury found
Ian Slater, 50 of Wayletts, Leigh-on-sea and
Alex Stephens, 36, of Hamlet Court Road, Westcliff guilty of Courtney’s murder.
Kelly King, 31, of Roots Hall Drive, Southend
Stuart Pearson, 44, of Satanita Road, Westcliff were found guilty of manslaughter.