Matthew Mason convicted of murdering Alex Rodda
Written by Jane Lythgoe on 7 January 2021
A teenager has been convicted of murdering a former Holmes Chapel school boy.
A court was told, Matthew Mason drove 15-year-old Alex Rodda to a remote wooded area in Ashley, Cheshire on Thursday 12 December 2019 and subjected him to a ferocious and merciless attack.
Alex’s partially clothed body was found by refuse collectors on a country lane next to the woods the following morning.
The 19-year-old had used a heavy and long wrench to repeatedly beat Alex to the head and body with an estimated 15 separate blows.
Mason is due to be sentenced later this month.