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UK News Two brothers and teenager admit to brutally killing Castlemilk gardener with knife, axe and piece of wood

19:36  18 february  2020
19:36  18 february  2020 Source:   msn.com

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Two brothers and a 15-year-old boy last week admitted killing a gardener in Castlemilk after arming themselves with a knife, an axe and a piece of wood.

At the High Court in Glasgow, David Brookhouse, 38, and his brother John Brookhouse, 35, pled guilty to murdering 35-year-old Daniel McGuigan at Stravanan Street, on May 24, 2019.

The 15-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, pled guilty to the reduced charge of the culpable homicide of Mr McGuigan.

The court heard that the killers struck as Mr McGuigan was having his morning tea break.

Prosecutor Bill McVicar said: “Mr McGuigan lived with his fiancee and he was due to marry her in October of this year.

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“He worked for Caledonian Maintenance Service and was working in Castlemilk, carrying out garden maintenance with four colleagues.”

The court heard that there was bad feeling between the Brookhouse brothers and Mr McGuigan and there had been verbal rows between them – the most recent two weeks prior to the killing.

The brothers saw Mr McGuigan and David Brookhouse said to his brother: “Let’s do that c***”, adding “let’s get the tools”.

David Brookhouse grabbed a knife from the kitchen and his brother picked up an axe.

They left the house after 10am looking for Mr McGuigan and were then joined by the teenager – who was 14 at the time – armed with a piece of wood.

The brothers saw Mr McGuigan at his works van and ran towards him. John Brookhouse raised the axe and struck Mr McGuigan with it, while his brother repeatedly stabbed him.

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Mr McGuigan tried to defend himself by throwing a leaf blower at John Brookhouse and tried to flee.

The brothers, from Glasgow, chased him and were joined by the schoolboy who hit Mr McGuigan with a piece of wood.

Mr McGuigan was shouting and screaming and members of the public shouted at the three accused to leave him alone.

The three accused left and Mr McGuigan lay dying in the street. He was conscious, but not responsive. He died at 11.29am.

Mr McGuigan was stabbed three times. The fatal wound pierced his heart and caused massive bleeding.

Mr McVicar said: “The force used was such that the blade of the knife broke.”

David Brookhouse has previous convictions for violence and the use of weapons.

His brother, who is from Glasgow, has a number of convictions for violence. The teenager has no previous convictions.

The Brookhouse brothers were remanded in custody and the 15-year-old was granted bail.

All three will be sentenced by judge Lady Scott in Edinburgh on March 16.

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