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Marcus Innocent shooting: Daniel Burgess given life sentence

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Image caption Marcus Innocent died from a bullet wound to the stomach

A man has been jailed for life for a murder in east London when his victim was shot in the stomach in a dispute involving up to 20 people.

Marcus Innocent, 35, was shot near shops in Kingsman Street, Woolwich, in November 2012.

Daniel Burgess, 32, of Weardale Avenue, Dartford, was found guilty of murder at the Old Bailey and must serve a minimum of 28 years.

Burgess was one of 14 people charged in connection with Mr Innocent's death.

Perry Sutton, 24, from Dartford, and brothers Pat and Jack Brennan aged 21 and 22, from Greenwich, were cleared of murder but found guilty of conspiracy to cause grievous bodily harm with intent.

Richard Brennan, 28, from Greenwich, was also found not guilty of murder, but convicted of possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life.

All four men are due to be sentenced at the Central Criminal Court on 4 September.

A further nine men are waiting trial in relation to Mr Innocent's murder.

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