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A 24-year-old man is starting life behind bars for the murder of his 61-year-old neighbour on Teesside.
Robert Baker beat John Coates to death in the 61-year old's flat in Middlesbrough before stealing electrical goods, which he then tried to sell to his friends for less than a hundred pounds.
You can watch the full report from Rachel Bullock below.
A man has been found guilty of murdering his 61-year-old neighbour in the tower block in Middlesbrough where they both lived.
24-year-old Robert Baker beat John Coates to death before stealing electrical items which he tried to sell.
You can watch our lunchtime report from Rachel Bullock and Dan Ashby below.
Robert Baker has been sentenced to life in prison, with a minimum sentence of 17 years, for the murder of John Coates.
Robert Baker has been found guilty of the murder of John Coates.
Baker was charged with the murder of Mr Coates, after he was found dead in the block of flats where they both lived, in September last year.
The 24-year-old was accused of bludgeoning the shop worker to death. He was found naked in his bath tub at his flat on Cargo Fleet Lane in Middlesbrough.
The jury has returned a verdict of guilty in the case of Robert Baker. The 24-year-old has been found guilty of the murder of 61-year-old John Coates.