Jail For Barnsley Dad Killer
13 December 2012, 06:00
A man who “cold-bloodedly executed” a South Yorkshire dad-of-four as he slept with his partner and three-year-old son has been jailed.
29 year old Martin Fieldhouse was found guilty at Sheffield Crown Court of murdering 32 year old Lee Gray.
The Barnsley dad was found dead at his home in Worsborough Dale in March last year. He had suffered a gunshot wound to the head.
The jury heard how Mr Gray's partner Keeley Jones and the little boy were not woken by the shot. Prosecutors said it was a case of mistaken identity as Fieldhouse thought it was his brother in bed with Miss Jones.
On Wednesday, the judge, Mr Justice Simon, jailed Fieldhouse, of Athersley South, Barnsley, for life. He ordered him to serve a minimum of 30 years before he is considered for release.
Mr Gray's mother, Jane Gray, said: “The trial has taken over our lives since Lee was killed nearly two years ago. Our lives have been put on hold. Not only does Lee leave behind four children, there is a void left in the hearts of all his family and close friends.
“Lee was a popular loving dad and put a smile on everyone's face. These are the memories we will cherish.”