Nephews Jailed For Life

13 December 2010, 11:15 | Updated: 15 December 2010, 14:11

Two brothers have been jailed for life for murdering their uncle who was run down by a Range Rover Jack Treeby, died after being knocked down, near Maidstone, last December. Billy Treeby, and George Treeby will serve a minimum of 23 years

Bill Treeby and his two sons, Billy, 29, and George, 23, were found guilty on Friday at Maidstone Crown Court of murdering father-of-five Jack Treeby (pictured)

During the trial, the jury heard how a family dispute led to Jack Treeby being run over by a 4x4 on the night of 27 December 2009 in Quarry Road, Madistone. His 40-year-old brother Gary Treeby was shot and seriously injured.

Detective Chief Inspector Rob Vinson from Kent and Essex Police's Serious Crime Directorate said: "This was a family dispute that erupted in to violence leaving one man dead and his brother shot down by members of his own family.

"With the weapons used and the reckless attitude of those involved, we are thankful that no one else was seriously injured.

"I am pleased that a jury has today found all four guilty of their part in the events of that night and three of them will be going to prison for a long time."

Bill Treeby was found dead in his cell at Elmley Prison on Sunday

The Prison Service gave this statement to Heart.

At 3.07pm on Sunday 12 December, Bill Treeby (DOB 30/07/60) was found hanging in his cell at HMP Elmley. Attempts were made to resuscitate him but he was pronounced dead at 3.46pm.

"As with all deaths in custody, there will be an investigation by the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman."

Pictured left to right; Bill Treeby, Billy Treeby, George Treeby

Bill Treeby   Billy Treeby  George Treeby