Somerset

Paul Retallick death: Somerset man Lee McGinty jailed

Lee McGinty
Image caption Lee McGinty was found not guilty of murder at Bristol Crown Court

A 26-year-old man from Somerset has been sentenced to eight years in prison for the manslaughter of Paul Retallick.

Lee McGinty, of Langport, was found not guilty of murder at Bristol Crown Court but convicted of manslaughter - a charge he had pleaded guilty to.

His father Michael McGinty, 56, had also been charged with murder but last week was found not guilty and released.

The body of Paul Retallick, 35, who lived in the Taunton area, was found at a house in Langport on 16 September.

Avon and Somerset Police said Mr Retallick died after being punched, kicked and stamped on.

Det Ch Insp Gareth Bevan said: "Paul Retallick was killed by Lee McGinty during a violent and sustained assault, most likely an act of revenge for trouble Paul had caused their family."

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