R v Steven Ling

January 9, 2023

Richard Thyne KC prosecuted Steven Ling who was sentenced to life imprisonment after beating a man to death for breaking into his car. Ling attacked Mateusz Chojnowski after Ling returned to his car and found Chojnowski inside. He launched a sustained attack which lasted for an hour.

Ling pleaded guilty to manslaughter, but was jailed for life for murder at Sheffield Crown Court. Judge Sir Nicholas Lavender sentenced him to a minimum term of 16 years.

The case was covered on the BBC, ITV, Yorkshire Live, and the Sheffield Star.