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Man Guilty of Killing, Dismembering Brit Boxer Cummins

by David P. Greisman

The man accused of killing retired British boxer Shawn Cummins and then dismembering his body has been convicted of murder, according to BBC News.

Thomas Dunkley, 29, “was sentenced to life in prison … and ordered to serve a minimum term of 34 years,” the report said.

The body of Cummins, who mostly fought between junior middleweight and middleweight, was found last September in his home in England, according to a Leicester Mercury report at the time.

Cummins was 44. He had been retired since 1995 after losing a bid for the British Boxing Board of Control’s middleweight title, ending his career with a record of 22-6-1 with 14 knockouts.

The Mercury article said Cummins had been paralyzed in an accident in 2004. He was last seen alive on Sept. 1. Cummins’ body parts were found in freezers.

Dunkley apparently was an acquaintance who helped care for Cummins.

David P. Greisman is a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America. Follow David on Twitter @fightingwords2 or send questions/comments via email at [email protected]

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by taansend on 05-13-2013

I remember watching Shaun a few times. Very rangy & raw. I always felt he could have done a lot better with a decent back up team. Very sad what happened to him, not only the murder & dismemberment but…

Comment by southpaw_07 on 05-13-2013

gross....i cant understand how a human being can cut another human in pieces..where did he do this? in the kitchen..bath tub..imagine,...must been a horrible thing to watch..but this guy must be completely insane ...they will most likely send him to…

Comment by Jloro on 05-12-2013

Thats ****ed up. Let people use him as a heavy bag for the rest of his life tie him up and feed him lol

Comment by PrettyBoyRoy 88 on 05-12-2013

Gruesome. I don't understand why would they give this man the luxury of locking him up. Killing and dismembering a paralyzed man who you were taking care of. What the f*ck. A percentage of the taxes we pay go towards…

Comment by PeterinMI on 05-12-2013

[QUOTE=BIGPOPPAPUMP;13359714]The man accused of killing retired British boxer Shawn Cummins and then dismembering his body has been convicted of murder, according to BBC News. Thomas Dunkley, 29, “was sentenced to life in prison … and ordered to serve a minimum…

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