The family of a guy killed for a Rolex watch said their “hearts were ripped out.”


The family of a guy killed for a Rolex watch said their “hearts were ripped out.”

When the mother of a man killed for his Rolex watch heard of his death, she stated her family’s hearts were “torn out.”

On August 6, last year, Steven McMyler, from Marsh Green, was discovered with terrible injuries in the grounds of Wigan Parish Church.

The 34-year-old father-of-two and joiner was pronounced dead on the spot.

According to the Manchester Evening News, two adults and two adolescent boys have been sentenced to a total of 36 years in prison for killing him in a botched attempt to steal his £11,000 watch.

Lewis Peake, of Bolton, was accused of organizing a group of four Merseyside residents to assault Mr McMyler in order to take his Rolex.

He was found guilty of manslaughter and conspiracy to rob together with three other members of the group – Michael Wilson, from Kirkby, and two youngsters aged 17 and 14 who cannot be identified for legal reasons – after a three-week trial at Manchester Crown Court.

Mr McMyler had travelled by rail from Wigan to London with the intention of going to Thailand, but had changed his mind and returned to Wigan on August 6.

In the hours running up to his death, he spent time drinking in Wigan town centre with Peake, a man he had never met before.

Peake attempted to enlist the help of two schoolboys to attack Mr McMyler in order to take the watch, but he ran across a group of four Kirkby men who had arrived in Wigan by train.

Peake allegedly encouraged the group to assault Mr McMyler, according to prosecutors, and CCTV photographs show all five of them conversing soon before the fatal attack.

Carole McMyler, Mr McMyler’s mother, claimed her family’s hearts were “torn out of our chest in an instant” after his death in a statement given in court on Friday (June 11).

She told of having to break the news to Steven’s two young kids, ages three and seven, that he would not be returning home, and of being unable to return to work as a district nurse since his death.

Ms McMyler went on to say that her husband. The summary comes to a close.


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