Barnsley's Martin Fieldhouse jailed for 'cold-blooded execution'

Lee Gray Mr Gray was shot in the head as he slept next to his partner and young son

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A killer who "cold-bloodedly executed" a man while he was in bed next to his partner and son, has been jailed.

Martin Fieldhouse shot Lee Gray, 32, in the head, on 5 March 2011, at the victim's home in Worsborough, Barnsley.

At Sheffield Crown Court, Fieldhouse, of Athersley South, Barnsley, was found guilty of murder and sentenced to a minimum of 30 years.

Det Insp Kevin Brown, senior investigating officer, said Fieldhouse had no remorse for what he did.

'Void in our hearts'

"Throughout the last 18 months Fieldhouse has shown no regret," he said.

"In fact, he's concocted conspiracy theories that the majority of the witnesses had lied to get him into trouble.

"Thankfully the jury at Sheffield Crown Court saw through these lies and found him guilty today.

"He cold-bloodedly executed Lee Gray."

Speaking after the verdict, 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."

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