ONE of the men responsible for the death of a businessman who died after being hit over the head with a metal bar during a roadside robbery is appealing against his conviction for manslaughter.
Details of the appeal by Shaun Mills were revealed in a hearing at Warwick Crown Court last week over how much he made from the robbery of mobile phones from 43-year-old Ali Jawaid outside the Benzer phone shop on Sewall Highway.
Dad of two Mr Jawaid died several weeks after the attack in November 2011.
Mills, 28, who is from the Stoke area of the city, was jailed just over a year ago for eight years for the robbery and manslaughter before getting a consecutive three-year sentence for his involvement in an earlier £80,000 robbery of two cash-in-transit guards outside a Leamington bank in two years earlier.
And following a lengthy adjournment for police financial investigators to look into the financial affairs of the various men involved in the two incidents it was agreed Mills’ benefit from the robbery of Mr Jawaid was £1,500.
He had assets in relation to that offence of £1,017.32 which had been seized from him by the police when he was arrested which Judge Alan Parker ordered be confiscated from him under the Proceeds of Crime Act.
The court also heard Mills’ benefit from the robbery of two security guards as they restocked an ATM machine at the Halifax branch on the Parade in Leamington in August 2009 was £16,000.
But his available assets in relation to that offence was a nominal £1 which he was also ordered to pay.
Prosecutor Jonathan Veasey-Pugh said a second of the five men involved in that robbery, Joseph Martin, was also calculated to have had a £16,000 cut.
But the 29-year-old, of Wood End, also had only a nominal £1 in available assets, which the judge also ordered to be paid.