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Man kills his father and uses his dead body as TV stand

By Mason White 10:16 AM November 14, 2014
William Spiller 

By: Feng Qian
A man was arrested and charged with murder for killing his father and dismembering his body.

The 27-year-old man of the United Kingdom, killed his father who weighed about 350 pounds, and then dismembered his body and neatly packaged it into a plastic box which he used as a TV stand, a court has heard.

Nathan Robinson is accused of using a knife to kill his father, William Spiller, 48, who worked as a taxi driver. He then dismembered his father’s body in the apartment they shared in Bournemouth, Dorset.

Robinson has denied murder, but admitted to manslaughter on grounds of diminished responsibility.

Prosecutor Nigel Lickley said that Robinson killed his father during a dispute over money.

“Mr. Spiller was a big man, 6 feet 5 inches tall, and he weighed about 350 pounds. Therefore, I believe that when his body was cut and dismembered, it took time and effort,” Lickley said.

Spiller’s body was only found a month after he was killed when someone reported him missing.

When police arrived at the apartment, they noticed strong odors and flies, living and dead, in the hallway leading to the property.

Robinson allegedly took at least £7,750 (over $12,000) belonging to his father. He used the money to visit his mother and his friends.

He was tracked down and arrested at his mother’s home in Birmingham.