Man Jailed For Rotherham Murder

5 December 2012, 17:37

A Barnsley man has been locked up for life after a man died following a brutal attack, leaving him with 41 injuries.

32 year old Garry Count, from Wombwell in Barnsley has been jailed for life, with a minimum of 16 years fro killing Shane Beadling.

31 year old Kerry Musgrave, from Wombwell, Barnsley has also been sentenced today at Sheffield Crown Court for 18 months for perverting the course of justice.

The pair previously pleaded guilty to these offences.

Police went to Bartholomew Street in Wombwell on Friday, 20 July 2012, and found the body of 41-year-old Shane Beadling from Rawmarsh, Rotherham.

A post mortem examination provisional put the cause of death as multiple injuries.

He suffered 41 external injuriesn with fractures to hi jaw, nose and two skull fractures

Detective Inspector Kevin Brown, the senior investigating officer in the case, said: "This was a brutal and bloody sustained attack by Garry Count on Shane Beadling.

“….Whilst the injuries were severe it is felt that Mr Beadling may have still been alive when Count and Musgrave left the house. Instead of obtaining medical assistance for Mr Beadling both Count and Musgrave attempted to cover their tracks.

“The sentence imposed by the judge on Garry Count reflects the sustained attack on Mr Beadling.”

A statement from Shane Beadling’s family is outlined below:

Shane's family acknowledge the guilty plea of Garry Count and Kerry Musgrave and are relieved that they will now not have to endure the ordeal of a trial. The family would like to thank South Yorkshire Police, for their help and support during this difficult time.

The family said: “No sentence, however long will bring back Shane. We only hope that Count and Musgrave use their time in prison to reflect on the damage their actions have caused." 

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