Manchester Family Feud Killers Jailed
15 May 2012, 17:18
Two men, who shot dead another man as he listened to music in his car has been jailed for 50 years.
44 year old Ian Taylor, was killed by a single shotgun wound to the chest after it was fired into the red Citreon he was sitting in on Floatshall Road, Baguley in June last year.
Ian's nephew 32 year old Stuart Horner and 26 year old Derek Cotterill were convicted of murder following a trial.
Horner, of Olney Avenue, Benchill, was sentenced to 27 years in prison and Cotterill, of Cranham Road, Woodhouse Park, was sentenced to 23 years in prison.
Ian was killed after a family feud between himself and Horner, which went back to late 2010.
That day he had had an argument with Horner, which resulted in a car chase, but later that evening Ian was killed as he sat in his car with a friend.
Detective Superintendent Julian Ross said: "Ian was sat with a friend in the car, listening to music, when at least one shot was fired into the vehicle, hitting him in the chest and killing him.
"Only Horner and Cotterill know exactly what happened that night or what possessed them to arm themselves with guns and kill a man. We know Ian was involved in a long-running family feudwith his nephew Horner, but absolutely nothing can justify their murderous actions that night.
"They must have known that firing agun could have had fatal consequences but that did not stop them, and in doing so have taken Ian away from his children and his sisters forever.