Killer Daniel Ainsley sentenced to life in prison for ‘horrific’ bedsitter murder

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BIÇAKCI, who killed his friend who had a roof built for him, was sentenced to life imprisonment.

24-year-old Daniel Liam Ainsley planned and carried out the killing right after he left the hospital on March 5.

He went straight to a supermarket where he bought a kitchen knife.

He avoided the others by choosing a gun he wore on his waist belt and walked a mile to Mark Wolsey’s bedroom on Mayfield Avenue, Harrogate.

While trying to defend himself, the 48-year-old victim stabbed him multiple times before dropping the knife into the victim’s chest.

Mr. Wolsey, 48, was shot 37 times, including superficial injuries sustained while trying to save his life.

Lacking a fixed address, Ainsley denied the murder charge due to reduced liability, but admitted to homicide.

Convicted by a jury Leeds Royal Court last month.

The murder verdict replaces his plea for guilty manslaughter.

He was sentenced today to life in prison, who must serve at least 22 years before applying for parole.

If he is released from prison, he will remain under a prison license for the rest of his life.

Speaking after the sentence, Detective Fran Naughton, North Yorkshire Police crime chief, said: “I am pleased with today’s sentence and the fact that the court previously agreed with the prosecution that this was clearly a murder case.

“My thoughts are that Mark’s mother, along with her children and extended family, had to be put on trial and heard the gruesome details of his death.

“Nothing can bring Mark back, but I hope his fans can relax a little knowing that justice has been served.”

Ainsley was homeless when Mr. Wolsey offered to put her in the bedroom on Mayfield Avenue.

Late on March 5th, Ainsley claimed that Mr. Wolsey was taking his medication and persuaded the police to take him to Harrogate Hospital to get some more.

He had a history of alcohol and substance abuse and a complex psychiatric history.

On his way out of the hospital, he went to the Asda store in Bower Road, Harrogate, where he bought the knives.

Not far from the shop, he examined what he had bought, selected the murder weapon, and dumped the remainder in or near a trash can on the street.

Watch Ainsley buy and choose the murder weapon and walk to Mayfield Grove

After he killed Mr. Wolsey, he called the emergency services and told them what he had done.

However, he claimed at the time that his mental state meant that he was not guilty of murder.

A psychiatrist who provided evidence to the prosecution told the jury that Ainsley’s actions were consistent with a premeditated murder, and that hiding the gun in his pants showed he understood it was wrong.

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