Hereford & Worcester

Bushley man Roger Troughton jailed for murder of cousin

Roger Troughton
Image caption Roger Troughton must serve at least 12 years in prison

A 74-year-old Worcestershire man has been jailed for life for the murder of his cousin.

Roger Troughton, from Bushley, was told by judge Robert Juckes at Worcester Crown Court he must serve a minimum of 12 years in jail.

His cousin Robin Troughton, 59, from Longdon, was found fatally wounded in Bushley, near Tewkesbury, last April.

Troughton, who admitted manslaughter but denied murder, was found guilty of the more serious charge on Wednesday.

Robin Troughton died at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, in Birmingham, on 22 April, 2011.

Supt Steve Eccleston, who led the West Mercia Police investigation, said: "This has been a tragic time for the Troughton family and our thoughts are with them, particularly Robin's mother, Barbara, and brother, Tim.

"Bushley is a tight-knit community, and the impact of this incident has affected many in the area."

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