A man was beaten to death by his friends after he applied pepper on his genital in his bid to imitate a character in an MTV show known as Jackass, Blackfriars.
39-year-old Neill Buchel’s mates allegedly chanted Kings Of Leon’s song ‘Sex On Fire’ while filming him with their mobile phones dressed up in female underwear before applying a spicy Scotch Bonnet pepper on his penis in Essex, United Kingdom.
The deceased father of two from South Africa popularly known as ‘Southy’, was pinned down and attacked with several weapons, including a hammer and a blade.
Three among his friends, Quye, 36, Scott Hunt, 41, and Elvis Kwiatkowski, 36, were subsequently arrested and brought before a Crown Court for the murder of Buchel although they all denied the claims.
The jury was told that the slain man’s friends allegedly continued the fatal attack by kicking and stamping on his chest before cutting up his body and dumping the 10 pieces in a nearby lake.The victim’s leg was discovered in White Hart Lakes in Dagenham, Essex, by a young angler who mistook it for a dead fish on 1 April last year, a Daily Star report said.
It was also learnt that the other parts of his body were found during a police investigation more than two weeks after his family reported him missing.
His upper body was recovered inside a duvet cover weighed down with stones, and other body parts had been covered with a red curtain that had come loose.
Two other mates of the deceased, Colin Bushaway, 61, and Alan Quinn, 28, were also arrested and currently facing trial for helping to dump his body after the attack.
A post mortem check by Pathologist Dr Benjamin Swift, showed that he sustained multiple fatal injuries moments before he died
“We can’t exclude the possibility some of the bruising has been caused by a weapon, which would include a hammer, but the internal damage that occasioned his death would more likely be caused by stamping or kicking actions because of the extent of the injury,” said the Pathologist.
“He died minutes rather than hours after those abdominal injuries had been inflicted.”
He further disclosed that there were some slashes on the victim’s head, which were caused by a “sharp edge or a cutting tool”.
The suspects are still being tried by the Crown court.