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Michael Moss trial: Three guilty of Ilkeston manslaughter

  • 4 October 2013
  • From the section Derby
Michael Moss
Image caption Michael Moss died on 30 January

A woman and two men have been found guilty of the manslaughter of a man who was assaulted in Derbyshire.

The woman, 47-year-old Collette Booth, had been in a relationship with victim Michael Moss, a father of six.

The trial at Nottingham Crown Court heard he was attacked by Jamie Elliott, 27, and Nathan Hall, 24, at a home in Canal Street, Ilkeston, on 30 January.

The case was adjourned so that Booth, Elliott and Hall can be sentenced on 8 October.

Booth, of Beauvale Drive, Cotmanhay; Elliott, of North Street, Alfreton; and Hall, of Birchwood Lane, Somercotes, were all originally charged with murder.

However, jurors found them not guilty of this charge.

Booth's son, 27-year-old Alan Chapman, also went on trial accused of murder but the prosecution offered no evidence against him.

Nottingham Crown Court was told the relationship between Booth and Mr Moss, 48, "grew sour" and she had begun to hate him.

Mr Chapman was a prisoner at the time of the attack, but the court heard he sent a letter to Mr Moss in which he threatened to "send his mate round and beat him up".

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