A THUG accused of beating a ‘kind and giving’ Rotherham man to death has pleaded guilty to his murder.
Garry Count, aged 32, of Bartholomew Street, Wombwell, Barnsley, admitted murdering Shane Beadling, 41, on July 20 this year.
Mr Beadling died of multiple injuries after an incident at the terraced property in Bartholomew Street, Wombwell, which Count shared with Kerry Musgrave.
Musgrave, 31, admitted perverting the course of justice and the case was adjourned.
Both will be sentenced next month at Sheffield Crown Court.
A post mortem examination revealed Mr Beadling, of Potterdyke Avenue, Rawmarsh, had died as a result of multiple injuries.
At the time a resident living opposite told The Star he had heard fighting at around 7pm. He said: “Shane was a drinker, but he didn’t deserve to die. He was the politest man you could ever meet.”
Shane sometimes stayed at Bartholomew Street and slept rough around Wombwell, the neighbour said.
“He had got a flat in Rawmarsh, his dog was there, but he spent most of his time in Wombwell,” he added.
Mr Beadling’s family said: “Shane was the kind of person who would do anything for anyone, and he had many friends.
“Shane had his problems, and tended to move around a lot, but he always kept in touch with his family, and we will miss him terribly.
“Shane’s death has left his family heartbroken and devastated.”