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 Pair who murdered County Durham man handed life sentences


LIFE sentences have been handed down to the pair who murdered a County Durham man in a “vicious and prolonged attack” – and each must serve a minimum of 17 years.
Mark Shaw, 29, was found dead at his home in Grange Villa, Chester-le-Street, last December.
Today (Wednesday) Kieran Adey, 19, of Queen Street, Grange Villa, and Zoe Warren, 20, of Chipchase, Washington, were both found guilty of murder. Warren was also found guilty of witness intimidation, for which she was also given a 12 month sentence to run concurrently.
The sentences were passed down at Newcastle Crown Court.
Chief Superintendent Adrian Green, from Durham Constabulary, said: “I am pleased that the investigation into the death of Mark Shaw has culminated in the successful convictions of Kieran Adey and Zoe Warren.
“This was a vicious and prolonged attack and there is no doubt that Mark suffered at the hands of his killers. I hope that these convictions will offer his family some comfort that justice has been served.”