A man has been jailed for murdering a man from Rotherham.
The body of 41-year-old Shane Beadling from Rawmarsh was found after officers were called to an address in Bartholomew Street, Wombwell, Barnsley on 20 July 2012.
32-year-old Garry Count from Wombwell has been sentenced to life imprisonment, with a minimum term of 16 years for Mr Beadling's murder.
31-year-old Kerry Musgrave from Wombwell has also been sentenced to 18 months for perverting the course of justice.
The pair previously pleaded guilty to the crimes.
– Detective Inspector Kevin Brown, South Yorkshire Police
This was a brutal and bloody sustained attack by Garry Count on Shane Beadling.
Mr Beadling suffered 41 external injuries together with fractures to his jaw, nose and two skull fractures. Whilst the injuries were severe it is felt that Mr Beadling may have still been alive when Count and Musgrave left the house. Instead of obtaining medical assistance for Mr Beadling both Count and Musgrave attempted to cover their tracks.
The sentence imposed by the judge on Garry Count reflects the sustained attack.
A statement from Shane Beadling’s family is outlined below:
Shane's family acknowledge the guilty plea of Garry Count and Kerry Musgrave and are relieved that they will now not have to endure the ordeal of a trial. The family would like to thank South Yorkshire Police, for their help and support during this difficult time.
– Shane Beadling's family
No sentence, however long will bring back Shane. We only hope that Count and Musgrave use their time in prison to reflect on the damage their actions have caused.