Verdicts in trial of Johns Johns over gangland execution of Mark Hillman: updates
Jonathan Humphries Jury out The jury is out in the trial of John Johns, over the murder of dad-of-three Mark Hillman.
The seven women and five men of the jury were sent to begin their deliberations at around 1pm yesterday, and were sent home for the evening at 4pm.
Heroin dealer Mr Hillman was executed in a hail of bullets, fired from two separate gunmen, on April 27 last year after a dispute with a rival drugs gang.
Johns, 22, of Broad Lane in Kirkby, accepts being at the murder scene in Lloyd Close, Everton, but claims his associates Brandon Bilsborough and Connor Hunt shot Mr Hillman in... read more
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