Geoffrey Bulman has been sentenced to six years in prison for the manslaughter of his father George.
A man who beat his Father to death and left his lying in a pool of blood and vomit before going out drinking, has been jailed. Geoffrey Bulman has been sentenced to six years in prison for the manslaughter of his father George. Pensioner Mr Bulman, known as Brian, died from bleeding on and around his brain and had suffered multiple injuries to his face, head and body. More after the cut…
Mother and son Geoffrey, 47 and Carole, 71, both stood trial charged with his death. Asked about injuries to his Father’s face, Geoffrey Bulman said he believed he suffered them before coming home that night, Chronicle Live reports. But a jury unanimously rejected his version of events and found him guilty of manslaughter at Newcastle Crown Court. His mother Carole Bulman, Brian’s wife, was unanimously cleared of a charge of manslaughter.
A court heard how Geoffrey Bulman savagely beat his father after a row about him being “up to no good” with his on-off partner. He then left him in a pool of blood and vomit to go out drinking, jurors were told.
And jailing him for six years, Judge Henry Globe said: “Your father experienced anything up to 25 separate injuries. “The pathologist’s evidence proved he suffered about seven blows to the face, and these blows left his face and head bruised and battered. “Even if you did not cause everyone of those injuries, I have no doubt you landed at least three significant blows to his head and you did so at a time when he was defenceless and he was lying in his bed with his head on the pillow. “You first of all hit him with such force that you drew blood, probably from his nose. “You then delivered two more blows of such force to cause that blood to splash on the wall above your father’s head. “You then left him seriously injured and did nothing to help him. “The incident either happened late at night or early the next morning. “In either event, you left him in that state and at about 11am visited family and friends, drinking your cans as if you were perfectly alright. “You would have been able to see the appalling state of his face when you left him that morning, lying in excrement, vomit and blood.”
Mr Bulman was attacked after returning home to Stratford Grove West, in Heaton, Newcastle, on the night of December 28 2014, after being at Heaton Buffs club. By the time an ambulance was called the next day, Mr Bulman was cold to the touch and barely breathing and his life couldn’t be saved, jurors were told. Geoffrey Bulman stood trial for murder last summer but was cleared. Last year, he and Carole Bulman were jointly charged with manslaughter. Defending, Sam Stein QC, told the court how his client Geoffrey Bulman had a below average IQ and that the family was standing by him.
He added: “Geoffrey did, in his own way, love his father. “The way in which he spoke of his father, he clearly idolised him.”
Carole Bulman declined to give evidence in her trial.