Graphic designer, Phillip Sherriff, 37, had his neck slashed by Ashley Charles, 26, at Pulse nightclub in the early hours of April 4.
Charles was maneuvering himself to get closer to a free bar, Sheriff was also at the free bar. Charles and Sherriff exchanged words, and caused Sherriff to get angry. He grabbed a bottle from Sherriff’s hand, causing the glass to break, and slit Charles’ throat with it.
The senior investigating officer on the case, detective inspector Richard Beadle explained: “Philip Sherriff died horrifically in a way that is almost too ghastly to describe.
“He was killed by Ashley Charles following a single blow to the neck with a smashed beer bottle.
“The moment Charles severed his artery, Philip had no chance of surviving.”
Jane, Sherriff’s wife said: “I would like to thank my family and friends. They have helped me through the darkest days imaginable. Now I face the challenge of moving on to the next chapter of my life.”
Charles will serve at least 14 years in jail.