Zoff for a parking space – ex-soldier stabs two neighbors – 38 years in prison – news abroad

Collin Reeves had served his country for 15 years. The Afghanistan veteran has been in jail for more than twice as long.

The British ex-soldier slaughtered the neighboring couple Jennifer († 33) and Stephen Chapple († 36) with a total of twelve stabs. The murder weapon: a dagger that the 35-year-old was given when he left the army.

The lives of Stephen († 36) and Jennifer († 33) were wiped out by twelve knife woundsFoto: facebook/avonandsomersetpolice

The bloody deed in the 3,000-inhabitant town of Norton Fitzwarren (about 250 kilometers west of London) had already taken place in November last year. Now the verdict fell after a jury had deliberated for more than five hours: 38 years in prison! The sad trigger for the double murder was the Zoff for a parking space. The court spoke of a “completely unprovoked and absolutely unjustified attack”.

The father of two children had dialed the emergency call after his amok freak and confessed to the crime there. He later denied the double murder, pleading reduced criminal responsibility. A reviewer confirmed the opposite.


Because of one of these parking spaces, the ex-soldier had stabbed.  There had already been trouble between the Reeves and the later victims

Because of one of these parking spaces, the ex-soldier had stabbed. There had already been trouble between the Reeves and the later victimsPhoto: twitter/ASPolice

The Bristol Crown Court trial revealed that Collin Reeves had been drinking “heavily and heavily” since leaving the military in 2017. In addition, there was a crisis in the 35-year-old’s marriage. His wife had asked for a trial separation just an hour before the fatal stabbings. Apparently too much for the truck driver.

Relatives of Jennifer and Stephen Chapple also spoke in court. The mother of the murdered Jennifer spoke of “endless pain” and a “horror film in an endless loop”.

Presiding Judge Graham said the act of insanity “ripped the hearts out of two perfectly normal and decent families.” The victims “bled to death on the floor while their children slept upstairs.” Collin Reeves also harmed his two daughters because they now had to grow up without a father.

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