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Man convicted of murdering James Greene in Norwich

James Greene with his sister Faye - picture provided by the Greene family

A man's been convicted of murdering James Greene in Norwich earlier this year.

Today Peter Bruton was found guilty of killing the 39 year old in June, following a trial at Norwich Crown Court.

The 27 year old, of no fixed address, is due to be sentenced on Friday 29th November.

Mr Greene's family have issued this statement:

"Today’s Guilty verdict brings our family a small degree of justice.

"James was our much loved son, Brother and Uncle. His murder was senseless and brought about by the vile world of drugs. He was taken from us in the worst possible way and this trial has highlighted the suffering and fear he endured that night in June.

"Mr Bruton has magnified our pain and suffering these past 5 months by showing no respect for James or our family. Not once has he shown any glimpse of remorse following his actions. His lack of cooperation during the trial and investigation has compounded our family’s grief.

"Todays Guilty verdict means that our broken family can now begin to move forwards and try to rebuild our shattered lives.

"We would like to Thank the Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team for their hard work and dedication throughout and also our Family liaison officers for their continued hard work and support for our family throughout this ordeal."

Detective Inspector Neil Stewart from Norfolk Police said:

"Today’s verdict sees the conclusion of just over two weeks of evidence which have been traumatising for James Greene’s family but ultimately have resulted in Peter Bruton being convicted of murder.

"The court has heard that whilst James Greene had been wrong in trying to extort money from Peter Bruton, thereafter Bruton has acted with such brutality and ferocity so as to cause catastrophic injuries."   

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