Childs & Price Guilty of Jonathan Fitchett Murder

By on Thursday, December 19, 2013

childs_priceA jury has found two men guilty of murdering Prescot man Jonathan Fitchett.

Gerard Childs (pictured left) and Stephen Price (right), both aged 28, and from Rainhill and Prescot, respectively, attacked Mr Fitchett, 22, at Cables Retail Park, Prescot, on Thursday 11 July.

Shoppers saw the attack, which happened at lunchtime and lasted a mere fifteen seconds. It was also captured on CCTV, and the footage played a key part in the prosecution.

Between them, the pair knocked Jonathan unconscious and continued to assault him as he lay on the ground.

He died in Whiston Hospital the following day from a brain haemorrhage.

The jury rejected the defence’s claim that they had acted in self-defence.

By law, Childs and Price must be given life imprisonment. The judge will pass sentence tomorrow, Friday 20 December.


  1. sharon

    Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 11:59 pm

    I guess the sum bags are not laughing and smirking now. disgusting to think that the two of them tried to get off the charges. John we never left you , we all have been fighting for you… this message comes to rainhill from new jersey,usa… we love you from across the pond. xo

  2. Em

    Friday, December 20, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    i feel for Jonathans family and friends no sentence is ever going to be enough for what these cowards did. Id like to comment on Childs words…..Childs said that Jonathan Fitchett had disliked him for years after claiming he had been saying things about him, that he was a grass and had laughed when his brother was robbed, which he said was not true.(liverpool echo)
    Whos the grass now you pathetic waste of space was it you who grassed on your so called best mate to try and get of lightly you couldn’t even stand up like a man and admit you were in the wrong

  3. Lisa

    Friday, December 20, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    10 years……..? Not enough! !

  4. laura

    Friday, December 20, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    Both deserve to be locked in a room with all John’s family and friends pair of murdering scumbags and as for Gerard claiming he was innocent and scared of John grow a back bone u vile drug dealing bully karma always comes round see how hard you are in the big house rot in hell the pair of rats

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