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Three guilty of Sheffield wasteland shooting killing

Mavis Smith, Brendan McFarlane and Stevin Pierre Image copyright South Yorkshire Police
Image caption Mavis Smith, Brendan McFarlane and Stevin Pierre were found guilty after trial

Three men have been found guilty of killing a man found with gunshot wounds in Sheffield.

Marvis Smith, 30, and Brendan McFarlane, 22, from Sheffield, were convicted of murdering Grant Bodell.

Mr Bodell, 23, was discovered on wasteland off Queen Mary Road, in Manor, in June 2014 but died later in hospital.

A third man, Stevin Pierre, 25, also from Sheffield, was found guilty of his manslaughter.

All three men were found guilty after a trial at Sheffield Crown Court. They will be sentenced in March.

Torrington Smith, 26, of Water Slacks Close, Sheffield, was found not guilty of murder and manslaughter.

Image copyright South Yorkshire Police
Image caption Grant Bodell died in hospital from gunshot wounds

Mr Bodell was shot in the early hours of 21 June following an altercation with a group associated with his killers the previous night, police said.

In a statement, his family said: "Grant may not have been an angel, but he did not deserve to lose his life in this way.

"His two young children have been left without a father, his brother and sisters have been left without their best friend and his mum and dad just feel lost without him."

Det Supt David Barraclough, of South Yorkshire Police, said justice had been served.

"Mr Bodell's death is a very tragic case. My thoughts and sympathies are with [his] family who have remained patient throughout the length of this investigation," he added.

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