June 4, 2018 4.34 pm This story is over 42 months old

Ingoldmells murderer guilty: Family “left heartbroken”

Sentencing is expected next week

A 40-year-old man has been found guilty after lengthy court trial investigating the murder of Gareth Bailey in Ingoldmells.

As previously reported, officers were called to an address in Chapman Court just before 2.30am on Wednesday, December 6 2017 where Gareth Bailey, 29, was found seriously injured.

He was taken to hospital, but died shortly after from stab wounds.

Steven Feeley, of Chapman Court in Ingoldmells, was found guilty at a trial at Nottingham Crown Court on Monday, June 4, with sentencing expected next week.

He previously denied the charge, telling the jury how he had caught his wife and the victim kissing on the settee and claiming Gareth Bailey had pulled out a knife first.

A statement issued by Lincolnshire Police on behalf of the victim’s wife Kimberley, and the rest of his family and friends, said: “Our lives have been turned upside down following Gareth’s death; we have been left heartbroken and angry that he was taken from us at such a young age.

“Gareth had so much life still to live and each day is still very difficult and emotional. We are struggling to understand why this happened and to come to terms with the fact that we will never see Gareth again.

“Gareth was a person that enjoyed life, he was out-going, fun and a big character that will be sadly missed by his children, his wife and all his family and friends. The fact that the trial has now ended brings us no satisfaction and no sentence will ever reflect the loss that we have suffered by his needless and tragic death.

“We will now start to try and re-build our lives, we ask for privacy and respect from the media at this difficult time and hope that this tragic case highlights to others the devastating impact that can result from people who either carry or are prepared to use knives.”

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