2 men convicted of murder of Jason D’aguilar in Longbridge

Two men have been jailed for life after being found guilty of the murder of a man who was beaten to death in Birmingham.

Jason D’Aguilar, aged 33, was found with serious injuries in Central Avenue, Longbridge, after being repeatedly punched and kicked in June last year.

He was taken to hospital for treatment but sadly died from his injuries.

Birmingham Crown Court heard how Ben Wiggett and Jordan Haines had attacked Mr D’Aguilar, who had been out watching the England vs Croatia match with friends.

Witnesses told of a ‘vicious and completely unprovoked’ attack on Mr D’Aguilar on Central Avenue in Longbridge just before 10pm on 13 June last year.

Wiggett handed himself in to police the following day, and told officers in interview that he had drunk up to nine pints that day.

He said he believed a bottle had been thrown at his group of friends by the group containing Mr D’Aguilar.


When Haines was arrested, he answered ‘no comment’ to questions but sniggered when he was shown CCTV from the night.

Both were found guilty of murder following a trial at Birmingham Crown Court earlier this year, and were sentenced today (21 December).

Haines was jailed for life and ordered to serve at least 15 years, while Wiggett was jailed for life with a minimum of 14 years.

A third man was found not guilty of affray.

In a statement, Jason’s family said today: “No sentence is enough for us. As a family we live a life sentence every hour of every day.

“In a few days it will be Christmas, sadly there are no visiting times in heaven like there are in prison.

“The CCTV that was shown during the trial demonstrates the cowardly acts of Haines and Wiggett towards Jason. It was never a fight, it was a sustained attack on a defenceless man whilst he lay on the floor.


“Haines and Wiggett destroyed Jason, and our children’s lives by depriving them of their daddy. For that there can never be justice.”

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