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Duo jailed over Dean’s death

TWO men have been jailed for the manslaughter of Chelmsley Wood dad Dean Brayson, who was killed last year.

TWO men have been jailed for the manslaughter of Chelmsley Wood dad Dean Brayson, who was killed last year.

But last week, the family spoke out against the “disgusting” sentences handed out by the court.

Mr Brayson, aged 29, was attacked twice on November 8, first in the car-park outside The Bell pub, Coleshill and then later in a lay-by.

He died in hospital a few weeks later, as a result of head injuries he’d sustained that night.

Adam Bache, 34, of Fordbridge, and James Macdonald, 29, of Smith’s Wood, denied his murder.

But at Warwick Crown Court, during the seventh-day of the trial, the men admitted the lesser-charge of manslaughter.

They also pleaded guilty to causing actual bodily harm to two other men in the second of the two incidents.

Bache was jailed for four-and-a-half years, while Macdonald received a five-and-a-half year sentence.

Both men will have to serve at least half the time before they are released on license.

DCI James Essex, who led the investigation, said: “Dean Brayson died as a result of a very nasty attack and I am satisfied that at last someone has taken responsibility.

“This has been a very difficult year for Mr Brayson’s family, who have lost a much-loved son and father, and my sympathies go to them at this time.

“I hope that today’s result brings some closure to them and that they can begin to rebuild their lives.”

A spokesman for Mr Brayson’s family said: “We are absolutely disgusted with the jail sentences, especially when they beat up two people and killed one.

“In our view they took a life and should serve life.”

 

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