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For some reason I assumed these two would be white from the headline

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/8460274.stm

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Two men who "showed no mercy" to their own grandfather as they tortured him in south London have been jailed for life for his murder.

Paul Peters, 76, was assaulted with fists, feet, bottles and furniture over a two-year spell by half-brothers Wayne Edwards, 33, and Anton Sanderson, 24.

Mr Peters' half-naked body was found on the kitchen floor of his Battersea flat on 22 May 2009, the Old Bailey heard.

Edwards and Sanderson were both jailed for a minimum of 20 years.

The court heard Mr Peters had complained to the social services and police a number of times, including days before his murder telling officers: "God knows what could happen to me."

Sentencing the brothers, Judge Martyn Zeidman said: "Throughout history, ordinary people have been moved to do great things to protect their family.

"But you have both murdered your own grandfather, and you have done so in a horrific manner, showing him no mercy."

Edward Brown QC, prosecuting, had told the court: "It seems his killing was for no other reason than to satisfy the need of each of these two defendants for gratuitous violence, to be meted out to an elderly and frail man."

Edwards, who lived with Mr Peters, and Sanderson, of Lower Edmonton, north London, both had convictions for violence. In the month before his murder the pensioner twice contacted police about rows with Edwards, who was known to be a "menace". On 28 April Mr Peters made a statement saying: "I do not want Wayne living with me, this could escalate and God knows what could happen to me."

Mr Peters had also been in contact with social services since January 2008, reporting assaults by Edwards and his threats to kill.

Edwards was arrested but released by police who told social worker Carla Daly that the evidence against him was "weak", the court heard. She arranged to have the locks changed, but a day before his killing Mr Peters told her that he had let Edwards back in.

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The court heard Mr Peters had complained to the social services and police a number of times, including days before his murder telling officers: "God knows what could happen to me."

Terrible.

COMPLETELY AVOIDABLE.

Incompetence of the police/social services to blame again.

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The court heard Mr Peters had complained to the social services and police a number of times, including days before his murder telling officers: "God knows what could happen to me."

Terrible.

COMPLETELY AVOIDABLE.

Incompetence of the police/social services to blame again.

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look at the f*ckery we are keeping up with

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failed by social services and the police

bullshit

so much f*ckry comes out of social deprivation

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these men are sick

beating the sh*t out of a pensioner to satisfy your violent urges?

just disgusting

where were the rest of his family? he must have more grandkids and children etc?

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Allow it, Gran you know, Gran should always get the most love

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maybe they had lead poisoning

no excuse, just tryna comprehend motives other than sheer sadism

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maybe he was f*ckry to dem when they was youts

really not tryin to excuse this tho

but there has to be more than satisfyin violent urges, 2 a dem, both did it cos they jus loved violence

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they took the piss

hell fire regardless

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its true tho where is the rest of the family

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probably molested them as children

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this is very sad

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