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Last Updated: Friday, 7 April 2006, 13:05 GMT 14:05 UK
Knife killer given life sentence
Gavin Hogg, who stabbed a business rival to death
A judge said Hogg still posed a serious danger to his victims
A mechanic who stabbed a business rival to death has been told he will serve at least 20 years in jail.

Leeds Crown Court heard Gavin Hogg, 34, of Mirfield, posed more of a danger now to his victim's family than he did at the time of the murder in September.

Hogg was on anti-depressants when he killed David Burrows at the M&B depot in Ravensthorpe, Dewsbury, following a long-running feud.

He also left his victim's father and uncle with appalling knife wounds.

Hogg was found guilty of murdering father-of-two David Burrows on Tuesday.

He was also found guilty of two charges of wounding with intent David Burrows' father, Darrell Burrows, and uncle, Clive Hoyland after the jury found him not guilty of attempted murder against those two men.

Severe injuries

At court on Friday, Hogg was said to have no feelings for his victims and was given a minimum sentence of 20 years. He will face an immediate psychiatric examination in prison and could be transferred to hospital.

After the hearing, Mr Hoyland said Hogg's actions had shattered David's family.

He added: "Our family has remained united in support for each other throughout this traumatic and acutely emotional time, created entirely by the unlawful actions of Gavin Hogg.

"He has, by his actions, deprived David's long-term partner, Donna, of their future together and their children of their father. He has taken from our family a beloved son, brother and nephew.

"The injuries he inflicted on myself and my brother were so severe we remain alive by the grace of God."


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