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Life for mother and son who murdered jogger

A MOTHER and son have been jailed for life over the ‘brutal murder’ of a marathon runner after a dispute about him using a path on their land.

Carol Dawson, 72, and her son Scott Dawson, 41, (both pictured above) lay in wait for Gary Dean, 48, near his home in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, and shot him in the back with an air rifle before beating him to death with rocks and branches.

Shot in the back: Gary Dean PICTURES: SOUTH YORKSHIRE POLICE/PA

Sheffield crown court heard the pair, who were convicted of murder on Friday, carried out the attack on September 6 last year with ‘venom and a desire for revenge’.