Just recently, a man in Wales who calls himself “the Devil” was sentenced to a minimum of 23 years in prison for going on a deadly day-long crime spree that he described as “the greatest day of his life.” During the crime spree, he savagely killed an elderly man before going on to attack and rob someone else.
Specifically, Justice Clive Lewis sentenced Jordan Davidson, a 26-year-old man from Wrexham, Wales, to a minimum of 23 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to brutally murdering Nicholas Churton, 67-year-old disabled man, with a hammer and machete in the old man’s own home. After the gruesome murder, Davidson then went on to attack and rob a second person in a nearby city.
Although Davidson was eventually caught, his violent behavior did not stop. During his arrest, for instance, officers mentioned that he also tried to attack them with the hammer and machete. Once in custody, while being questioned about his crimes, he also attacked the investigating detective.
And after that, as he awaited sentencing at the Altcourse Prison, he also slashed a prison officer’s neck with a “makeshift weapon.” He reportedly did so as an act of revenge because the officer had reported him for drugs several years prior.
“The seriousness and level of offending clearly illustrates that Jordan Davidson is an extremely dangerous individual who was prepared to resort to horrific offending in order to fuel his chaotic drug addiction,” explained Detective SUperintendent Iestyn Davies of the North Wales Police In a statement about the incident.
Shockingly, shortly after arresting Davidson, investigators found disturbing text messages that he had been sending to a schoolgirl about what he had done. In one text message, he told her, “I’ve gone too far to turn bk. Wan way or another I gottadie [sic]… I’ve found my power. Today is guna [sic] be a day dat [sic] will be remembered.”
In a second message, he wrote, “my toy got dirty haha,” referring to his machete.
In a third message, he added, “head gone head gone finally snapped bodies bodies bodies everywhere xxxx” before noting, “but I am so damn happy – dis is guna [sic] be wivout [sic] doubt THE GREATEST DAY OV [sic] MY LIFE’.
Unsurprisingly, after hearing about the details of Davidson’s heartless actions, Justice Lewis was outraged. “This was a brutal attack on a vulnerable, frail and defenseless old man,” stated Lewis during sentencing.
“You cannot claim that there is a lack of [premeditation]…You [went] armed with a machete to the home of a vulnerable person.” he added, noting,”whether, if ever, you are safe to be released on license will depend upon the assessment of the risk that you pose to members of the public after that minimum term has expired.”
Following Davidson’s hearing, the victim’s family released a statement remembering their lost loved one. “Nick was kind, loving, and an extraordinary character who enriched the lives of all who knew him,” they recalled, adding, “he will be forever in our hearts.”
They also expressed gratitude towards those who helped them during this awful tragedy. Specifically, they stated, “we would like to thank those who have supported us throughout this very difficult time.”
Without a doubt, Davidson is an extremely disturbed individual who shouldn’t be let back out into the public. Hopefully, after his minimum sentence is complete, the authorities don’t decide to release him. This is because it’s simply not worth the risk. There’s simply no way to know that he won’t engage in a similar crime in the future.