THE family of murder victim Craig Maddocks wore ‘Justice for Craig’ T-shirts outside Mold Crown Court after his killer Francesco John Prevete was found guilty of his murder.
His parents, David and Edna Maddocks, said that was precisely what they had been looking for and that was what they had got.
Surrounded by family and friends, they said the trial process had been horrendous and Mrs Maddocks revealed she had to leave the public gallery at times as it became too much to listen to the awful way her son died.
But they said life should mean life for Prevete.
Mr Maddocks said he believed it should be a 30-year sentence or more for what Prevete had done to his son.
“We wanted justice for Craig and that is what we have got,” he said.
His wife added: “Any amount of time he spends in prison is not enough for killing our son. The trial has been horrendous.”
They said that they would issue a formal statement after the sentence on Friday.
In court, Mr Maddocks was described as a fun-loving man who idolised his three children.
In a victim impact statement written by his aunt, Carol French, she said he was much-loved by his parents and his family.
He was a hard working individual who was always smiling – a fun-loving individual.
Mr Maddocks had been an accomplished boxer in his early years but he was not a violent person.
He would practise his skills and confine them to the boxing ring.
He was much loved and very much missed, she said.