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An aspiring artist convicted of murdering one of the UK’s richest landowners and attempting to murder his own mother while under Covid lockdown restrictions has been jailed for at least 36 years old.

Thomas Schreiber, 35, killed Sir Richard Sutton, 83, at the multimillionaire’s country estate in Dorset, and Anne Schreiber, 66, was so seriously injured in the attack that she remains in the hospital eight months later.

Thomas Schreiber was convicted of murder and attempted murder on Friday after a three-week trial in Winchester Crown Court, after admitting Sutton’s manslaughter but denying the murder.

The judge, Justice Garnham, sentenced Schreiber to life with a minimum sentence of 36 years for the April 7 attack, which marked the eighth anniversary of the death of Schreiber’s alcoholic father.

Sentencing Schreiber, the judge, Judge Garnham, told him: “Your actions have caused utter devastation in the Sutton and Schreiber families.”

He added: “You have treated Sir Richard’s house and property as if they were your own.
“You showed him or your mother no respect, instead while staying in their house you showed a breathtaking sense of entitlement, sometimes you let Sir Richard feel like a prisoner in his own house, you are a very bad-tempered man.


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