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1 March 2013, 12:36
Two men from Wisbech have been jailed for a total of 54 years for the murder of a 72 year old man.
Sonny Gray died in hospital after being attacked at his home in Westwick Gardens, Lincoln, on the 29th October 2011.
Intruders poured boiling water over Mr Gray before stealing from his house.
Yesterday (Thursday) 25 year old Rocky Curtis [pictured - middle], of Newbridge Lane, Wisbech and 24 year old Robert Michael Holmes [pictured - bottom], of Redmoor Lane, Wisbech, were convicted of murder at Nottingham Crown Court.
Today (Friday) Curtis was jailed for life with a minimum term of 28 years.
Holmes was jailed for life with a minimum term of 26 years.
Detective Superintendent Stuart Morrison said: "This is an extremely significant sentence and it will send a very clear message to anyone committing violent crime in Lincolnshire and the rest of the East Midlands.
This kind of mindless brutality will not be tolerated and we will use the staff and resources of the combined five forces in the East Midlands to bring to justice anyone committing such crimes.
This was a horrendous attack on a 72-year-old man carried out by vicious thugs who used a horrific level of violence .
Mr Gray died in a considerable amount of pain and this has caused his family an enormous amount of distress over that the last year or so.
We hope this sentence offers them some small consolation that justice has been done and that they may now be able to start moving forward with their lives."