Trio to be sentenced over fatal shooting of dad-of-two in Sheffield

Three men are to be sentenced today over the fatal shooting of a dad-of-two in Sheffield.

Wednesday, 6th April 2016, 10:44 am
Father-of-two Grant Bodell, Windy House Lane, Manor, was found dead on June 21, 2014

Grant Bodell, aged 23, of Windy House Lane, Manor, was gunned down on wasteland close to his home in June 2014.

Marvis Smith, 30, of Park Grange Road, Norfolk Park, and Brendan McFarlane, 22, of Hyde Park Terrace, Park Hill, will be sentenced for murder and Stevin Pierre, 25, Waterslacks Close, Woodhouse, will be sentenced for manslaughter.

Smith and McFarlane, as well as a third man, Abdullah Mohammed, 23, will also be sentenced for additional charges including threats to kill, firearms and drugs offences they were all charged with, and all pleaded guilty to, in connection with the murder investigation.

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Mr Bodell was shot at least three times in the gun attack, a post mortem examination revealed.

He had been out drinking with two friends, brothers Corrie and Christopher Allen, on the night he was murdered.

The jury heard there was a feud between Corrie Allen and Marvis Smith, who headed-up a drug dealing gang.

In the hours prior to the murder, a confrontation between the Allens and associates of Marvis Smith occurred at the Embassy Club, in Mansfield Road, Intake.

Following the confrontation, Corrie Allen returned with a shotgun and fired it in the club’s car park.

After the incident, Mr Bodell went with the Allen brothers to their mother’s home, close to Manor Fields Park, where he was shot on wasteland.

Smith, McFarlane and Pierre were remanded in custody after being found guilty in February.

Today they will discover the number of years they will spend behind bars.