Three found guilty of murder in Weston
10.12.07 1.30pm - THREE of the men accused of murdering a man in Weston have been sentenced to 14 years in prison.
THREE of the men accused of murdering a man in Weston have been sentenced to 14 years in prison.
The jury in the trial at Bristol Crown Court found Andrew Fuge, Richard Evans and Terence Townsend all guilty of murder with an unanimous verdict today (Mon).
Fuge, aged 45, of Clarendon Road, Weston, Evans, aged 54, of Black Lane, Pill, and Townsend, aged 51, from Cardiff, denied murdering John Dunn at Acorn House in The Centre on January 5 this year.
During the trial the jury heard how Mr Dunn had more than 80 injuries when he died.
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They were told how he had been stabbed with broken spirit bottles and beaten after he was given money to buy alcohol but returned empty handed.
Wayne Jones, aged 37, of The Centre, was declared unfit for trial due to mental health reasons, but the jury did decide he had been part of the attack on the 45-year-old and gave him a hospital order with no time restriction.
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Barry Shortt, aged 45, of no fixed abode, was found not guilty of murder by the jury of eight men and four women.
To find out more see this week's Weston & Somerset Mercury.