Paul Retallick murder trial verdict: Lee McGinty guilty of manslaughter, Michael McGinty not guilty
A father and son accused of killing a Yeovil man in Langport last year have been cleared of his murder.
Paul Retallick, 35, formerly of Barwick, near Yeovil, was found dead at his ex-girlfriend Heidi McGinty's house on Iris Way, Langport, on Sunday, September 16.
Miss McGinty's father Michael McGinty, 55, and brother Lee McGinty, 25, both of Peony Road, Langport, denied his murder.
A jury at Bristol Crown Court today found Michael McGinty not guilty of murder but found Lee McGinty guilty of manslaughter by reason of loss of control.
Before the verdicts were announced, Mr Justice Burnett said: "I appreciate the time for verdicts is an extremely stressful one and we have people in the court close to both the defendants and close to Paul Retallick.
"I have been extremely impressed about the quiet dignity shown by everyone in both public galleries over the course of this trial."
He will be sentenced on Monday.