Sheffield dad Grant Bodell did nothing to his killers to deserve tragic fate, say family

Father-of-two Grant Bodell,  Windy House Lane, Manor, was found dead on June 21, 2014
Father-of-two Grant Bodell, Windy House Lane, Manor, was found dead on June 21, 2014
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The family of murdered Sheffield dad Grant Bodell have said he ‘did nothing’ to deserve being shot to death by his killers.

Father-of-two Grant Bodell, aged 23, was shot dead in Manor Fields Park, off Queen Mary Road on the Manor, in June 2014.

His three cold-killers were jailed for a minimum of 86 years at Sheffield Crown Court yesterday.

Sheffield dad’s killers jailed for 86 years

Ahead of the sentencing, Adrian Waterman, prosecuting, read a statement from Mr Bodell’s sister, Sharni.

The statement read: “We not only miss our brother, but also miss a friend... we always had a laugh and it’s hard to get the laughter back now he’s gone.”

Sharni said that Grant ‘would do anything’ for his two young children, Brendan and Bromley.

The statement added: “What happened to Grant was wrong. I know he was no angel but he did not deserve that. He is still a son, brother, and dad.

“Whatever sentence these men get, it will not bring Grant back. He did nothing to them to deserve this.”

It added: “Neither my mum or dad have got over what happened and I don’t think they ever will.

“in 2012, grant had a serious motorbike accident and nearly died. Since then mum and dad always saw him as special.”