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Two men convicted of killing dad

Two men have been convicted of killing John "Jonty" Hall, who was battered with a baseball bat at a house in County Durham.

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CCTV shows killer driving John Hall's body away in unlocked car boot

Two men have been jailed for killing a father-of-two during a drinking session at a house in County Durham.

John Hall was with friends when he was attacked for reasons which have never been clearly established.

This CCTV footage shows one of his killers, Nicholas Rought driving a car with the body in the unlocked boot.

Today Rought was given a life sentence for murder and told he would serve at least 19 years.

He attacked Mr Hall with a baseball bat at his home in Shiney Row last September, before dumping the body in a ditch in West Rainton.

A second man, Stuart Smith, of no fixed address, has been jailed for 15 years for manslaughter.

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