MURDER TRIAL LATEST: Grimoldby grandfather Stewart Greene given life sentence for the murder of his grandson Alex Robinson

Alex Robinson.
Alex Robinson.

Stewart Greene has been sentenced to life in prison, to serve a minimum of 22 years at Lincoln Crown Court this afternoon (Thursday) for the murder of his grandson Alex Robinson.

Partway through his trial at the Crown Court, Green, 65, today (Thursday) changed his plea to guilty and admitted murdering Alex.

Stewart Greene.

Stewart Greene.

The court heard that on December 23 last year, Greene killed nine-year-old Alex by drowning him in a bath at an address on Pennell Street.

The family of Alex said in a statement: “We would like to say thank you for all the support from well-wishers during what has been a very difficult period for us as a family, in order to get justice for Alex.

“We were privileged to have had Alex, if only for a short time.

“Nothing will ever make up for the loss of Alex and this has left a huge hole in our lives. Alex’s sister has been left without her brother Alex Robinson whom she idolised and we will continue to keep his memory alive in everything that we do. Shine bright little boy.”

Speaking following the culmination of the case DI Helen Evans, of EMSOU Major Crime and the Senior Investigating Officer in the case, said: “To say I’m pleased with the result today would be the wrong turn of phrase because there are no winners in this case. However, I am satisfied that the right thing has happened and that the sentence imposed on Greene is a fitting one.

“What is stark in this case is the heartbreak and devastation that has been caused to one family. The sadness of losing Alex cannot be put into words and for that to have happened at the hands of his grandfather is more than one family should have to bear.

“I didn’t know Alex but through this investigation I feel I have come to know him. This is a case that will stay with me for a very long time.

“I only hope that Alex’s family can begin to repair and will continue to remember Alex now that this particular part of the process is over. Our thoughts and feelings are with them.”

{ Greene described as a psychiatrist as a callous and manipulative man|}

Grandfather was interviewed on eight occasions on Christmas Eve

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