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Melton shooting: Peter Guy guilty of manslaughter

Peter Guy Image copyright Humberside Police
Image caption Peter Guy is due to be sentenced at Sheffield Crown Court on Monday

A man accused of shooting dead his partner's son-in-law with a sawn-off shotgun after a family row has been found guilty of manslaughter.

Jonathan Smith, 38, from Doncaster, South Yorkshire, died after he was shot twice outside a bungalow in Melton, East Yorkshire, on 20 May.

At Hull Crown Court, Peter Guy, 54, of Melton Old Road, Melton, was cleared of murder but convicted of manslaughter.

He had admitted five associated firearms offences.

During the week-long trial the court heard Mr Smith had driven to Guy's home and repeatedly crashed his lorry into his van and garage door after a family row.

The jury was played the emergency call to the police in which Guy was heard claiming he had been stabbed twice in the neck.

He was then heard to say: "I've shot him."

Guy is due to be sentenced at Sheffield Crown Court on Monday.

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Image caption The court heard Jonathan Smith drove from Doncaster to the village of Melton after a family row

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