Binman killer found guilty of murder

Aaron Jenkins found guilty of murder.

Aaron Jenkins found guilty of murder.

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The man accused of bludgeoning a binman to death with a sledgehammer has been found guilty of murder.

Aaron Jenkins (20), of Devonshire Road, Burnley, said he had killed 49-year-old Stephen Whitehead in the canteen at Pendle Skips last July as payback for calling him lazy - but denied it was murder.

Jenkins, a casual worker, had been sacked following a fight with the victim. He had admitted manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility.

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