Following the conviction of Alex Rodda’s killer, the teen’s chilling final text messages to his former lover (and soon-to-be murderer) have been revealed.
Cheshire Police have praised the courage of teenagers who came forward with information to help convict farmer's son Matthew Mason of the murder of Alex Rodda. The 15-year-old was beaten to death. Detective Inspector Nigel Reid, who led the inquiry, says they gave vital evidence:
The family of 15-year-old Alex Rodda, who was beaten to death on a remote Cheshire lane, say they're pleased his killer has been found guilty of murder. Alex's father says Matthew Mason (19), who now faces a life sentence, is cold and calculating. Adam Rodda spoke outside court:
A farmer's son has been convicted of murdering a schoolboy after paying him more than £2,000 to keep their sexual relationship secret. Matthew Mason (19) battered Alex Rodda (15) with a wrench at Ashley in Cheshire in December 2019. Mason cried when the verdict was delivered.
The family of Alex Rodda have released this video in tribute to their "loving, caring and kind boy", who "loved life". 15-year-old Alex was murdered by Matthew Mason, 19, in Cheshire in December 2019. More on this story here: