Three people found guilty of the murder of Barry Smith are sentenced to life imprisonment

Posted on 13th June 2014

Two men and a woman who were found guilty today of the murder of Barry Smith in Kilburn in October last year have been sentenced to life imprisonment by the trial judge.

Vincent Aitken (44) must serve a minimum of 22 years and 118 days;  Nathan Doherty was sentenced to a minimum of 18 years 118 days and Emma Aitken (19) will serve a minimum of 12 years.

The body of 48-year-old Mr Smith was discovered outside Kilburn Welfare Social Club, Chapel Street, on the morning of October 6, last year by local dog walkers.

He had been beaten to death using pool cues and a fence post and his body had been set alight. A post mortem examination revealed Mr Smith, of Mayfield Avenue, Kilburn died as a result of blunt force trauma to his face.  

Do you need a quick answer to a general question? Then we recommend you visit the national Ask The Police web site.