A man has been jailed for life after a jury found him guilty of murdering an ex-miner from Maltby.
Callum Adams (39) fled with the takings after killing his lover, 46-year-old landlord Kevan Worrall, at a Bradford pub.
He will serve a minimum of 15 years.
The family of Mr Worrall welcomed the verdict, saying that they were thrilled with the outcome.
The verdict was greeted with shouts of “yes” and applause from the public gallery.
Deputy High Court Judge Sir Geoffrey Grigson told Adams that it was an aggravating feature of the case that he had attempted to implicate another man in the killing, but said he also accepted that there had been some provocative conduct from Mr Worrall.
‘”You killed Kevan Worrall—a man you professed to love,” the judge told Adams.
“You took your opportunity to suffocate him by holding his face onto a mattress.
“I accept that there was some provocative conduct from Mr Worrall but like the jury, I’m quite satisfied it did not cause you to lose your self control.
“You could simply have walked away, as you had done in the past.”
The jury at Bradford Crown Court heard evidence of arguments between the two men on the day before Mr Worrall’s death and Adams claimed that the killing happened during an early hours struggle between them on an inflatable mattress in the bedroom.
Adams stole about £1,000 in takings from the pub along with Mr Worrall’s phone and lap-top computer.
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