Gary Dean killers sentenced to life

A mother and son have been jailed for life for the murder of Barnsley man Gary Dean.

41 year old Scott Dawson, of Allotts Court, will serve a minimum of 31 years. 72 year old Carol Dawson, of Stonewood Grove, faces 26 years in prison.

The pair were found guilty at Sheffield crown court last week.

Mr Dean's body was discovered close to the Trans Pennine trail at Silkstone Common, last September.

Post-mortem investigations found he had been shot with an air rifle and was also the victim of a prolonged vicious assault.

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