David Gill jailed for murdering Ian Cammack with hammer
- 2 July 2014
- From the section Nottingham
A man who murdered his "love rival" by repeatedly attacking him with a hammer has been given a life sentence.
David Gill left Ian Cammack with more than 104 injuries, including a broken jaw, broken arms and fractured ribs.
Mr Cammack, 35, was found dead at his bedsit in Hyson Green, Nottingham, on 28 December.
Gill, 50, of Ruddington, was told he must serve a minimum term of 19 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to murder at Nottingham Crown Court.
Det Ch Insp Rob Griffin said: "Not only was this a brutal attack with a deadly weapon, it was sustained, proven by the number of injuries found on Mr Cammack's body.
"While it won't bring him back, I hope today's sentence means his family can now get some closure and move on with their lives."
Nottinghamshire Police said the murder was the result of "Gill's jealous rage", sparked by Mr Cammack's relationship with a female friend Gill "had feelings for".
The woman suspected Mr Cammack, a recovering drug addict, was stealing from her.
Police said Gill became angry about the relationship and forced his way into the flat of his "love rival".
Mr Cammack's injuries included a fractured sternum, fractured shoulders, bruises on his head, broken vertebrae and fractured hands.
His landlord found him lying on a bed next to a pool of blood while visiting to carry out routine checks.
A post-mortem examination found Mr Cammack died following blunt force trauma to the chest.