Man jailed over Kirkby pensioner’s death

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A man has been jailed for causing the death of a Kirkby pensioner.

Appearing at Nottingham Crown Court today, Friday 14th June 2013, Scott Kennedy (39) of Hill View Road, Kirkby, admitted attempting to rob Colin Hall at his home in Cornerpin Drive earlier this year.

Mr Hall(76) died shortly after the attack on Sunday, 10th February.

Kennedy pleaded guilty to manslaughter, attempted robbery and also admitted possession of a firearm with intent to cause harm in relation to the assault.

Mat Healey, who led the investigation into Mr Hall’s death, said: “Kennedy tried to rob Mr Hall by threatening him with an imitation gun in his own home. His selfish actions, fuelled by a drug habit, literally scared Mr Hall to death.

“We saw a significant response from the public who came forward with crucial information which led us to identify and arrest Scott Kennedy. My thanks go out to all those who came forward.”

Kennedy was sentenced to 12 years for manslaughter as well as 10 years for attempted robbery and seven years for the firearms offence, which will both run concurrently.

After release he will spend a minimum of five years on licence.