TheTwo guilty of killing businessman in botched burglary at £1m home
Two burglars have been convicted of murdering businessman Guy Hedger, who was shot dead during a botched burglary at his £1 million home in which £125,000 worth of valuables was taken.
Armed intruders Jason Baccus and Kevin Downton raided the property owned by insurance executive Mr Hedger and his husband, Simon-Pierre Hedger-Cooper.
The couple of 12 years were woken when masked Downton and Baccus broke into the property at around 3am. They were forced to lay on their bed at gunpoint as precious goods were bagged.
Designer jewellery including Cartier watches and a Tiffany’s necklace were stolen as Baccus threatened the pair, saying: “We will shoot you if you don’t do what we say.”
Mr Hedger, 61, was ordered to help the attackers with a code to a safe. As Mr Hedger-Cooper, 48, tried to assist him, he pressed a concealed panic alarm in the bedroom.