Witham: Mother of son killed by bouncers vows to keep his memory alive (From Braintree and Witham Times)
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Witham: Mother of son killed by bouncers vows to keep his memory alive
4:00pm Wednesday 19th September 2012 in News
A mother whose son was killed in a German nightclub has vowed to keep his memory alive as three bouncers begin prison sentences.
Lee Heath, 31, was beaten to death in the U60311 club in Frankfurt on Easter Monday last year.
His mother Marie Heath, of Silver End, has flown out to Germany for every day of the trial, which lasted six months.
The trial ended last week, with three bouncers being given sentences varying from ten-and-a-half years to five years in length after being convicted of manslaughter.
A fourth bouncer was convicted of grievous bodily harm and given a probationary sentence and banned from working as a bouncer for three years.
Lee was said to have been caught up in a fight between one of the bouncers and another man - prosecutors emphasised in court that he was an innocent victim.
Full story in the Witham and Braintree Times.