‘Walker race hate messager jailed’
October 6, 2006
Neil Martin, 30, of Maghull, posted the offensive remarks just days after the 18-year-old student was killed with an ice axe in Huyton, Merseyside.
He pleaded guilty at Liverpool Crown Court to publishing material intended or likely to stir up racial hatred.
The teenager was murdered in McGoldrick Park in Huyton on 29 July 2005…
The two men convicted of Anthony’s murder, Paul Taylor and Michael Barton, “had ambushed Anthony after shouting racist abuse at him as he waited for a bus with his girlfriend and cousin”. Both received life sentences.
During police interviews, Martin admitted posting the messages but insisted he was not racist.
Heather Lloyd, defending, said Martin had no history of racist behaviour and that he felt “deeply ashamed”.
She said: “He was isolated and living in a fantasy world, spending hours on his computer in his room where his persona could be as he made it, good or bad.”
[Doffing of yarmulke : Dr. Sexenheimer]