Moseley man guilty of murder in Asda car park

Brian Willington was found guilty at Wolverhampton Crown Court on Wednesday (4 May)

A man from Moseley has been found guilty of killing Martin Latham after stabbing him to death in an Asda car park.

At around 9.15pm on 6 September 2021, police started to received multiple 999 calls that a man had been stabbed outside a supermarket on Wolverhampton Road, Heath Town, Wolverhampton.

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Minutes before, Martin Latham and Brian Willington who knew each other had started arguing.

Things quickly got more serious and Willington pulled out a knife stabbing Martin several times in the chest. He died in hospital just under an hour later.

Willington had run off but was tracked down and arrested.

Brian Willington, 33, of Hawkley Close, Moseley will be sentenced on 12 May.

Brian Willington killed Martin

What has West Midlands Police said about the case?

Detective Inspector Adam Jobson, from Force CID, said: “Martin was 41 when he died. His life was ended too soon. He had so much more to experience and much more to give.

“His death has left his family and friends devastated. They will never get over the shock of what happened.

“From our call handlers who quickly answered the 999 calls and sent officers to help, to forensic teams who searched for evidence, people across West Midlands Police worked around the clock to secure Brian Willington’s conviction. The people who helped Martin in his final moments should also be thanked, as should those who helped with our investigation by providing statements.

Martin Latham

“I hope Martin’s family find some peace knowing that the person who robbed them of a son, brother, uncle, dad and a grandad will now pay the price. Our thoughts remain with them.”

Martin’s family, said: “As a family we are all truly devastated over the death of Martin. Our lives will never be the same again.”

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