This is the moment a Skegness man grabs a knife from his home and hides it up his sleeve moments before stabbing a former friend to death.
Paul Bodell, 37, was sentenced to a minimum jail term of 21 years before being considered for parole for the murder of Paul Barnett, 46, at around 10.15pm on 22nd September 2020. Lincoln Crown Court found Bodell guilty of the crime in April.
The Lincolnshire Police released footage of Bodell going home to get the murder weapon ahead of the attack on 22nd June.
The police said on social media: “Paul Barnett, aged 46, died from a single stab wound to the side of his chest following an altercation with Paul Bodell in Grosvenor Road, Skegness, at around 10.15pm on 22nd September 2020.
“Mr Barnett was pronounced dead at the scene despite the efforts of members of the public and paramedics from East Midlands Ambulance Service, who tried to save him.”
This footage shows Bodell returning home after an initial row with the victim over GBP 40. He apparently arms himself with a kitchen knife before hiding it up his sleeve to confront Barnett again.
He reportedly stabbed Barnett with so much force that the knife penetrated his chest and went through a lung and a coronary artery before Bodell dropped the weapon and fled.
Barnett made it back to his nearby flat and the emergency services were called to the scene, however he died at home.
The former pals argued when Bodell took the victim’s house keys off him and claimed that he owed him GBP 40.
Earlier in the trial, the court heard Bodell and Barnett brawled in the street before the defendant went home for the 18-centimetre blade.
Barnett reportedly attacked Bodell with a gold club before the defendant stabbed him in the left side of his chest.
Bodell claimed the stabbing was accidental and happened as he instinctively pushed him away.
The following morning, Bodell went to Skegness Police Station where he was placed under arrest.