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3 May 2012, 15:29
A man from Barnsley has been jailed for 12 years for murdering another man.
36 year old John Anthony Green has been found guilty at Sheffield Crown Court of the murder of 29 year old Sammy Haughton.
John Green from Kendray in Barnsley, today got life with a minimum of 12 years in prison.
Police were called to a house on Colley Crescent in Kendray on 6 December 2011, after Mr Haughton was found stabbed in a garden.
He was treated by paramedics, but died a short time later.
Detective Chief Inspector Sean Middleton, the senior investigating officer in the case, said: “Green’s conviction of murder and sentence reflect the callousness of the crime.
“We offer our deepest condolences to Mr Haugton’s family and will continue to offer support to them wherever we can.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Barnsley community for helping us throughout this case and police officers and staff who worked on the investigation.”
After the verdict the family released this statement: statement: “It’s been four months since we received a knock at the door and were told our son Sammy had been killed.
“We are told that time heals, but it doesn't. As time goes by it becomes harder as it sinks in we will never see our son again. All we have of Sammy are our memories.
“Sammy has a seven year old daughter and she will never see her dad again. It is heart breaking to see her talking to him at his graveside.
“John Green has ruined our lives. We are pleased he has been found guilty of the murder of our son but no amount of years