Rent boy guilty of killing Brighton man jailed for 18-and-a-half years

The Argus: Pisano Pisano

A rent boy has been convicted of killing his lover.

Ricardo Pisano, 36, was this afternoon found guilty of the manslaughter of Michael Polding, 62.

Mr Polding was found dead in his flat in St George's Road, Kemp Town, Brighton on July 16, 2012, although it is believed he died in May that year.

It was a 10-2 majority verdict by the jury.

Pisano was also found guilty of GBH, but cleared of murder.

He has been jailed for 18-and-a-half years and will serve half of this in prison and half on licence. 

On being convicted, Pisano, known as The Artful Dodger, shouted from the dock, “I hope you sleep well at night. I'm innocent”.

An extract from a victim impact statement from Patrick Polding, a relative of Mr Polding, was read out.

As Pisano sat with his head in his hands, Lewes Crown Court was told that Polding's family were devastated because he had died in “considerable pain”.

Members of Mr Polding's family were in court for the verdict and embraced as it was read out.

 

For more see tomorrow's Argus.

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4:59pm Mon 16 Dec 13

Euly says...

seleep ??? seriously PROOF READ
seleep ??? seriously PROOF READ Euly

5:21pm Mon 16 Dec 13

power_ranger says...

Euly wrote:
seleep ??? seriously PROOF READ
"seleep" - Inverted commas.
"Seriously" - Capital "S", comma.
Full stop.


Semicolon, hyphen, close bracket ;-)
[quote][p][bold]Euly[/bold] wrote: seleep ??? seriously PROOF READ[/p][/quote]"seleep" - Inverted commas. "Seriously" - Capital "S", comma. Full stop. Semicolon, hyphen, close bracket ;-) power_ranger

6:57pm Mon 16 Dec 13

jackthekipper says...

good,justice has been done
good,justice has been done jackthekipper

8:30pm Mon 16 Dec 13

whoee! says...

Oh well at least he'll get plenty of dick in jail lol Disgusting pervert
Oh well at least he'll get plenty of dick in jail lol Disgusting pervert whoee!

8:32pm Mon 16 Dec 13

twonk says...

jackthekipper wrote:
good,justice has been done
Even if he didn't do it?
[quote][p][bold]jackthekipper[/bold] wrote: good,justice has been done[/p][/quote]Even if he didn't do it? twonk

9:09pm Mon 16 Dec 13

mimseycal says...

twonk wrote:
jackthekipper wrote:
good,justice has been done
Even if he didn't do it?
If he didn't do it, it would be an injustice ...
[quote][p][bold]twonk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jackthekipper[/bold] wrote: good,justice has been done[/p][/quote]Even if he didn't do it?[/p][/quote]If he didn't do it, it would be an injustice ... mimseycal

10:51pm Mon 16 Dec 13

p a t r i c k says...

whoee! wrote:
Oh well at least he'll get plenty of dick in jail lol Disgusting pervert
In this day and age a comment like this serves only to make you look like someone with a problem.

It could be that you are driven to make homophobic comments because you are insecure in your own sexuality?

I don't know what the issue is, but you need help.
[quote][p][bold]whoee![/bold] wrote: Oh well at least he'll get plenty of dick in jail lol Disgusting pervert[/p][/quote]In this day and age a comment like this serves only to make you look like someone with a problem. It could be that you are driven to make homophobic comments because you are insecure in your own sexuality? I don't know what the issue is, but you need help. p a t r i c k

1:33am Tue 17 Dec 13

mtmoocher says...

If I'm given to understand the facts, this guy found his friend dead then went on partying around the country - well that's his story.
I believe there was more than circumstantial evidence to convict him. The sentence seems on the light side considering if this was just a case of aggravated assault, the sentence could carry up to 2 years. His despicable behaviour post-mortem singles him out to be a lying, cheating, self-absorbed individual who hoped - and managed- to get away with murder. One hopes he is repatriated as soon as he is released.
If I'm given to understand the facts, this guy found his friend dead then went on partying around the country - well that's his story. I believe there was more than circumstantial evidence to convict him. The sentence seems on the light side considering if this was just a case of aggravated assault, the sentence could carry up to 2 years. His despicable behaviour post-mortem singles him out to be a lying, cheating, self-absorbed individual who hoped - and managed- to get away with murder. One hopes he is repatriated as soon as he is released. mtmoocher

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