Two men have faced trials for 3 pizzas and a man’s life, after they killed a Pizza Hut driver so they could grab the food for free. The suspects hatched their unlawful plan to rob a pizza delivery man after they got drunk at a bar, felt hungry but didn’t want to pay for meals.
The Peterborough Crown Court heard on Monday that the victim, 45-year-old Ali Qasemi, died after one of the suspects gave him a deadly punch, causing the pizza man to fall and hit his head on a pavement.
Image shows the pizza man Ali Qasemi.
The deceased left behind a heavily pregnant widow and two kids. He died of a serious head injury sustained in the attack, a report from Metro confirms.
Joel Lawson, who’s from Norwich, pleaded guilty to manslaughter and robbery before the trials. The crime was committed on May 8.
However, his accomplice Mark Lintott [from Petersborough] denied the manslaughter and robbery charges.
Gregory Perrins, the prosecuting judge, explained that said Lintott, 29, contacted Pizza Hut for a purchase of three pizzas but gave a false house address in his street, the report adds.
The suspect was together with Lawson when the call was made, and both were on ground for a physical attack as soon as Qasemi arrived.
According to the judge, although Lawson was responsible for throwing the deadly knock-out punch, both he and Lintott were “equally responsible” for making the unlawful plan together.