TWO men have been found guilty of the murder of a man found dead in his Rotherham home.
Barry Plant (36) and Nathan Fensome (28) were convicted this afternoon of killing Steven Fretwell, who was found beaten to death at his flat in Kingswood Avenue,Laughton en le Morthen.
Fensome’s brother, Ashley Fensome (21), was cleared of murder.
Nathan and Ashley, both of Croft Mews, Barleycroft Lane, Dinnington, and their cousin Plant (36), of Sandymount Road, Wath, all denied murdering Mr Fretwell on December 18 last year and have been on trial for two weeks at Sheffield Crown Court.
Nathan shouted: “You're wrong!” as the jury’s verdict was read out, and hugged his half-brother.
The jury deliberated for seven hours and 36 minutes before reaching their verdicts.
Mr Fretwell (47) was found to have suffered more than 70 injuries.
A pathologist said it appeared he had been beaten with a blunt instrument.
The judge is due to sentence Plant and Nathan Fensome this afternoon.
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