Lincoln murder: life sentences

Two men have been given life sentences for murdering a 70-year-old man. Sonny Gray was tortured with boiling water before money and jewellery was stolen from his home.

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Sonny Gray murder trial jury hears how his daughter saw him in agony after the attack

by Rajiv Popat
Sonny Grey
Sonny Gray Credit: ITV Central

A jury in the trial of two men accused of murdering a 70-year-old man has heard that his grandaughter saw him in agony shortly after he was attacked.

The prosecution claims 3 men beat Sonny Gray and poured hot water over him before fleeing his home in Lincoln with jewellery and cash.

Sonny Grey's home
Sonny Gray's home Credit: ITV Central

Mr Gray's granddaughter, who gave evidence at Nottingham Crown Court, said she lived across the road from him.

She described seeing him in a lot of pain with cuts and bruises and blood on his face.

The street where the attack happened
The street where the attack happened Credit: ITV Central

Robert Holmes and Rocky Curtis, from Wisbech in Cambridgeshire, deny murdering Mr Grey.

A third man, Tom Curtis, who had previously been arrested in connection with the attack, died last year.

Jury hears murder victim was tortured

Two men have appeared in court accused of murdering a 70-year-old man.

A jury heard how Sonny Gray was tortured before money and jewellery was stolen from his home.

Rocky Curtis, 24, of Newbridge Lane, and Robert Holmes, 23, of Redmoor Lane in Wisbech in Cambridgeshire, deny the charges.

The trial continues.

Rajiv Popat sent this report from Nottingham Crown Court.

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