Two men have been found guilty of the murder of 72-year-old Sonny Gray at his home in Lincoln in 2011.
25-year-old Rocky Curtis from Wisbech and 24-year-old Robert Michael Holmes, also from Wisbech, were convicted of the offence at Nottingham Crown Court today.
Sonny Grey was attacked in his home, a semi-detached council house, in Westwick Gardens in Lincoln at around 6.40pm on October 29, 2011.
Offenders entered the house, beat Mr Gray, poured of boiling water from a kettle over him, causing horrific scalding injuries. They also put a ligature around his neck and throttled him. They then ransacked the property, before stealing property including jewellery. They left the scene in a VW Touareg.
Mr Gray crawled out of his house in agony, to be found by family members a short time later. He was treated at Lincoln County Hospital and transferred to the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham, but died of his injuries on October 31, 2011.