Trio face life sentences after bloodbath in flat
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