Two men guilty of Sonny Gray murder

Sonny Gray was attacked in his home in October 2011 Photo: ITV News Central

Two men have been found guilty of the murder of 72-year-old Sonny Gray at his home in Lincoln in 2011.

Rocky Curtis, 25, of Newbridge Lane, Wisbech and Robert Michael Holmes, 24, of Redmoor Lane, Wisbech, were convicted of the offence at Nottingham Crown Court.

25-year-old Rocky Curtis Credit: Lincolnshire Police
24-year-old Robert Michael Holmes Credit: Lincolnshire Police

Sonny Gray was attacked in his home, in Westwick Gardens in Lincoln on 29th October 2011.

The offenders entered the house, beat Mr Gray, poured boiling water 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.

Mr Gray crawled out of his house, 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 31st October 2011.

The defendants will be sentenced at Nottingham Crown Court.