A man’s dismembered body was found in the sea off Dorset following the incident in May last year

Two men have been

found guilty of murder after pushing another man off a boat and running him

over with the propeller.

The dismembered body

of 30-year-old Rico Dardis was found in the sea off Christchurch following the

incident in May last year.

A jury at Winchester

Crown Court found Paul Gerlach, 52, and Louis Borzoni, 50, guilty of Mr Dardis’


Mr Gerlach was jailed

for 17 years, while Mr Borzoni was jailed for 15.

In the last few weeks,

the jury heard how the three men had been out on a boat trip during the Whitsun

Bank Holiday Monday when they got into an argument.

Mr Dardis was pushed

from the Maxum cruiser and then run over.

His body was later

found floating in the surf, with one of his legs still caught in the boat’s


Both defendants denied

murdering the victim, saying that Mr Dardis had attacked them.

However, in a secret

recording Mr Gerlach can be heard telling his wife, “I killed him, I killed him.

I ran him over with the boat”.

“Yeah, I murdered him

and I’m not remorseful”, he added.

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