Amos Wilsher Wiki – Amos Wilsher Biography
Amos Wilsher is accused of murdering Arthur Gumbley, 87, of Lichfield, Staffordshire, and later Josephine Kaye, 88, of Stoke-on-Trent.
- Amos Wilsher, 28, is accused of murdering 87-year-old Arthur Gumbley in 2017
- Also charged with murdering Josephine Kaye, 88, who died in 2020 after the attack
- His brother, Jason Wilsher, 22, is also on trial accused of murdering Mr Gumbley
His younger brother, Jason Wilsher, is on trial alongside him, accused of Mr Gumbley’s murder.
Both men deny murder and charges of conspiracy to rob. A third victim was also severely beaten.
The brothers are also charged with wounding with intent over the third pensioner who was attacked at his home.
The brothers and a third man drove to the bungalow of retired business owner Mr Gumbley on November 21 2017, and the prosecution told Coventry Crown Court.
Opening the case against both men on Thursday, prosecution QC Simon Denison said Jason Wilsher, Amos Wilsher and a third man allegedly drove to retired business owner Mr Gumbley’s bungalow on the evening of November 21 2017.
It is alleged that the robbers broke into his home by smashing a window before subjecting the elderly homeowner to a ‘vicious assault’ inside the property.
They ransacked his house and took money and jewellery items that had belonged to his late wife before fleeing the scene, the court heard.
They are also alleged to have been involved in a 2017 attack on a third victim, Dennis Taylor.
In 2020, Amos Wilsher acted alone when he attacked Josephine Kaye at her home in Stoke-on-Trent, Croydon Crown Court heard.
He wore a mask and gloves as he broke her leg and stole money from the property.
Mrs. Kaye also died in hospital around three weeks after being injured.
The barrister said of Mr. Gumbley: ‘A team of three robbers shattered the calm routine of his life.