Trio face life sen­tences af­ter blood­bath in flat

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THREE thugs who mur­dered a man in his own home in a fren­zied at­tack face life sen­tences.

Yesterday, Paul Green, 31, Lee Noo­nan, 21, and Rob­bie Brown, 18, were con­victed of the mur­der of de­fence­less James Watt, 40, who was at­tacked with knives and a golf club in the liv­ing room of his flat in Co­p­land Quad­rant, Glas­gow, on Fe­bru­ary 23.

His body was found later BY WILMA RI­LEY that day by his fa­ther. Green was also con­victed of as­sault­ing James with a pick-axe han­dle ear­lier that day.

James was stabbed six times and smashed re­peat­edly over the head and body with a golf club with such force it broke in two.

Af­ter a jury found all three guilty, Judge Lord Sum­mers told them: “This was a vile and bru­tal crime.” He added: “There is only one sen­tence I can im­pose and that is life im­pris­on­ment. I have to de­ter­mine the pun­ish­ment part which is the min­i­mum sen­tence you will serve.”

Lord Sum­mers de­ferred sen­tence un­til Jan­uary next year.

Prose­cu­tor Sheena Fraser told the court af­ter the ver­dict that all three men have con­vic­tions for vi­o­lence.

VIC­TIM James Watt

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