Tom Carney Wiki – Tom Carney Biography
Tom Carney went to the home of 76-year-old David Phillips to perform se**xual acts in exchange for alcohol, but then returned to launch a brutal attack, leaving Mr. Phillips horribly wounded.
He but he returned to launch a brutal attack on the retiree and through the door of his house with a concrete garden ornament. A court heard a neighbor look out of a window in horror as Carney repeatedly kicked and jumped on his victim’s head, Wales Online reports.
Mr. Phillips was left for dead on the ground with 27 broken ribs and the left side of his face “crushed” by the blows.
Prosecutor Patrick Harrington QC said: “Tomas Carney deliberately inflicted the cruelest, sustained and brutal attack on his victim, and by doing so, in a controlled manner and fueled by anger, he chose to end the life of another person.”
Tom Carney Age
Tom Carney is 29 years old.
Charge – Arrested
Swansea Crown Court heard that Carney had previously been a talented sportsman and played for the Ospreys youth rugby player. He visited Phillips’ home in Cimla, Neath, South Wales, on Valentine’s Day 2019.
The court heard that Carney agreed to go to the flat to perform se**xual favors in exchange for alcohol. Mr. Harrington told the jury: “The fact is, Tomas Carney has wasted his life. He scrapped a career as a rugby player in which he could have accomplished great things.
“He has the discomfort of knowing that he is one of those ‘could have been.’ Pathologist Richard Jones said that he visited the scene the next day and saw Mr. Phillips with a “very distorted” skull.
Phillips also suffered a fractured spine, 27 broken ribs and bruises to his genitalia and pelvic area from the savage attack. Carney claimed that Mr. Phillips was his sponsor in Alcoholics Anonymous and had offered to help him after a relapse.
He said that Mr. Phillips “abused his trust” by drugging and raping him. Carney, of Morriston, Swansea, pleaded guilty to manslaughter on grounds of diminished liability. But a jury rejected him and convicted him of murder. Judge Paul Thomas QC jailed Carney for life with a minimum of 15 years and 10 days.
Police video footage shows murderer Tom Carney in the minutes and hours after he brutally killed retired David Phillips. Carney was found hiding in a garden near the crime scene shortly after he killed the 76-year-old man.
The first officer to deal with him, South Wales Police Officer Donald Beare, said that during the murder trial Carney appeared “very scared” and “looked in shock”.
Carney initially gave police a false name, claiming his name was Jeremy and told officers that someone had tried to rape him. After it was confirmed that Mr. Phillips had died from his injuries, the defendant was arrested and taken to Swansea Central Police Station, where he directed his assault on the officers.
He refused to leave the police van until he had been given a cigarette then launched a tirade of abuse directed at officers threatening to “smack” them and “f***ing strangle you to death”.
He then began shouting: “I got f***ing raped earlier and you are f****ing standing up for him”, adding: “He was trying to rape me” and “I am straight as f****”.
He screamed at officers: “I stamped on his head!”
Once inside the station Carney urinated in a holding cell before spitting in the face of an officer – that assault was the start of a violent struggle which saw the alarm sounded in the custody suite and further officers rushing to help colleagues.